Attorney Resources – Practice

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Attorney Admissions

Phone:  913-735-2229
Email: ksd_attorney_registration@ksd.uscourts.gov

ADMISSION REQUESTS ARE MADE THROUGH PACER AS OF 8/10/15
NEW ADMISSION

See D. Kan. Rule 83.5.2

Members who are active and in good standing with the bar(s) of State of Kansas or the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri are eligible for admission to the US District Court of Kansas.

Admission requests and fees are processed through PACER using the attorney’s PACER account.  If the attorney’s PACER account was created prior to August 11, 2014, it must be upgraded before applying for admission to this court.  Step-by-Step Instructions for Upgrading Your Current PACER Account.

REQUIREMENTS

• a sponsoring attorney who is active and in good standing with our court (the sponsor’s full name and Kansas bar number must be entered in the application for admission, so please have that information available)

• $181.00 admission fee (paid online with Debit/Credit/DirectDebit during the application process)

A Certificate of Admission and bar card will be mailed to you after approval of your admission request.

Step-by-step instructions for requesting admission through PACER:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the court at 913-735-2229, or ksd_attorney_registration@ksd.uscourts.gov before you begin the process of requesting admission.

 

Are you attending the Joint Admission Ceremony?

Attorneys who pass the State of Kansas bar exam can be admitted to federal court simultaneously with the state at the Joint Admission Ceremony held each April and September in Topeka.  Complete the online admission form to begin the process  Note:  Attorneys attending the Joint Admission Ceremony do not need a sponsoring attorney.

 

Pro Hac Vice Admission:  see D. Kan. Rules 83.5.4 and 5.4.2

A member in good standing of the bar of another state may, upon motion made by a member in good standing of the bar of this court, be admitted for the purpose of a particular case only.

Local counsel must file the following documents:

Note: pro hac vice attorneys receive electronic filing notifications but do not receive electronic filing privileges; local counsel must sign and file all documents in the case)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the court at 913-735-2229, or ksd_attorney_registration@ksd.uscourts.gov before you begin the process of requesting admission.

 

Government Attorneys

Government attorneys employed by the U.S. Department of Justice are exempt from the pro hac vice requirement (see 28 USC 515, 517).  Submit an electronic filing request through your PACER account. Click here for instructions.

Federal government attorneys who are not employed by the Department of Justice are not exempt from the pro hac vice requirement and must follow the instructions in the Pro Hac Vice Admission section above.  However, attorneys employed by any department or agency of the United States are not required to pay a pro hac vice registration fee.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the court at 913-735-2229, or ksd_attorney_registration@ksd.uscourts.gov before you begin the process of requesting admission.

 

MDL Attorneys

MDL attorneys are exempt from the pro hac vice requirement [see D.Kan Administrative Procedures I(C)(3)].  Submit an electronic filing request through your PACER account.  Click here for instructions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the court at 913-735-2229, or ksd_attorney_registration@ksd.uscourts.gov before you begin the process of requesting admission.

 

Electronic Filing Registration for Attorneys who are Already Admitted to the District of Kansas

If you have already been admitted to the District of Kansas but have not previously requested access to electronically file in civil or criminal cases, please click here for instructions.

Contact the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for information on electronically filing in bankruptcy court.www.ksb.uscourts.gov

Registration Renewal

Bar Status Lookup

Annual Registration Renewal Requirements:  see D. Kan. Rule 83.5.3

Use the Online Attorney Renewal System (OARS) to renew registration or change your status.

Registration renewals accepted from June 1 through the deadline of July 1.  Attorneys who fail to renew by August 1 will be terminated pursuant to Local Rule 83.5.3 and will be charged a $100 reinstatement fee if they renew after August 1.  Renewal is not required for attorneys admitted on or after January 1 of the current year or admitted pro hac vice.

To maintain active status, pay $25.00 registration fee. OARS accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and debit transactions.  Attorneys with pending cases in this court MUST maintain active status.  There is no fee to maintain inactive or retired status.  If you register as inactive or retired status, there is no penalty or reinstatement fee to return to active status, and it is not necessary to pay previous year’s fees.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the court at 913-735-2229, or ksd_attorney_registration@ksd.uscourts.gov .

Address Changes and Information Updates

Change all attorney contact information through PACER using the Maintenance Tab.  Click here for instructions.

Add/Change/Maintain email address(es) for your additional recipient(s) for CM/ECF notifications through CM/ECF.  Select Utilities on the blue menu bar, then click on Maintain Your Email.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the court at 913-735-2229, or ksd_attorney_registration@ksd.uscourts.gov before you begin the process of requesting admission.

Certificate of Good Standing

To request a certificate of good standing:

  • Login to the District of Kansas’s CM/ECF  (if you do not have a CM/ECF account, request one HERE)
  • Select Utilities on the Menu bar
  • Select Request Certificate of Good Standing
  • A fee of $19.00 per certificate will be charged during the process and can be paid with a checking or savings account or a credit card.

A Statement of Discipline must be ordered separately by email to Attorney Registration, and will only be issued in conjunction with a Certificate of Good Standing request.

Contact the court with questions:

ksd_attorney_registration@ksd.uscourts.gov

or 913-735-2229

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