Text Only Site
April 23, 2014

  [ Opinions RSS ]   [ Opinions Search ]   [ Site Map ]   [ Webmaster ]
   
  United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Court Seal for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Information about the court, judges, maps and directions and contact numbers
11th Circuit Rules and Addenda
Oral Argument Calendars
11th Circuit Opinions and Opinion Logs
En Banc Issues available to public
Kinnard Mediation Center
CJA voucher, worksheets, forms
Other Court documentation, such as Bill of Costs, etc.
Court Fee Schedule
Links to court offices. Clerk's Office, Mediation, etc.
Attorney Admissions Information
Job Listings, Human Resources Information
Staff Attorneys Office
Judicial Complaints
Links to other court related web sites, federal, local, etc.

The forms mentioned below are in .pdf format.
If you would like to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader, please visit adobe.com

The rules for Attorney Admission can be found at FRAP 46 and the accompanying circuit rules.
Click to view FRAP 46 and the accompanying circuit rules

Only attorneys admitted to the bar of this court may practice before the court. An applicant must file an application for admission on a form approved by the court. Click here for the application form.

Submit your application to the clerk's principal office in Atlanta, Georgia, accompanied by a Certificate of Good Standing issued within the previous six months from your Qualifying Court and a non-refundable admission fee of $196 payable to Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

There is no formal swearing-in ceremony. It is the responsibility of each member of the bar to keep this court informed of any changes to addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.

The following attorneys shall be admitted for the particular proceeding in which they are appearing without the necessity of formal application or payment of the admission fee: an attorney appearing on behalf of the United States, a federal public defender, an attorney appointed by a federal court under the Criminal Justice Act or appointed to represent a party in forma pauperis. Attorneys in these categories who desire to receive an admission certificate from the Eleventh Circuit must pay the admission fee.

We invite your particular attention to the following items on the application form which are sometimes neglected by counsel. These items must be enclosed or completed in order for the application to be processed.

  1. Enclose a Certificate of Good Standing issued within the previous six months from your qualifying court
  2. Enclose the non-refundable $196 admission fee made payable to Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    and sign your check

  3. On the application form:
    • enter your social security number
    • answer all questions and attach a statement giving details if any answer is "yes"
    • sign the petition
  4. Have the application notarized, including seal.



Renewal of Bar Membership

The rules for renewal of bar membership can be found at 11th Cir. R. 46-2.
Click to view FRAP 46 and the accompanying circuit rules.



Each attorney admitted to the bar of this court shall pay a bar membership renewal fee of $10.00 every five years. If you were admitted after April 1, 1989, please count from the date on your admission certificate. If you were admitted before April 1, 1989, please see the schedule set forth in 11th Cir. R. 46-2. Click here for the bar membership renewal form.


Pro Hac Vice Admission

The rules for pro hac vice admission can be found at 11th Cir. R. 46-4
Click to view FRAP 46 and the accompanying circuit rules



Click here for the Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice




Entry of Appearance

The rules for entering an appearance can be found at 11th Cir. R. 46-5
Click to view FRAP 46 and the accompanying circuit rules



All attorneys (except court appointed attorneys) must file an Appearance of Counsel Form in each appeal in which they participate within 14 days after notice is mailed by the clerk. Click here for the appearance form.

After the expiration of 14 days, the clerk may not accept filings (other than a brief) from an attorney who was sent such notice until the attorney files an Appearance of Counsel Form.

When an attorney who has not filed an Appearance of Counsel Form tenders a brief for filing, the clerk shall treat the failure to file an Appearance of Counsel Form as a deficiency in the form of a brief.

A motion to file an Appearance of Counsel Form out of time is not required.

An Appearance of Counsel Form must be filed prior to oral argument by any attorney (except court-appointed counsel) intending to argue.
 
Links with Related Information
Court Offices Main

Attorney Admissions

Court Directory

Electronic Case Filing (ECF) Information

Update Your Bar Membership Information

Certificates of Good Standing
About the Court | Rules/Addenda | Opinions | Documents | Court Offices | Attorney Admissions | Human Resources | Related Sites