Pursuant to Rule 1 of the Southern District of Florida Rules Governing the Admission, Practice, Peer Review, and Discipline of Attorneys, an attorney is eligible for admission to the bar of this District if the attorney is currently a member in good standing of The Florida Bar.
Effective December 1, 1994. Amended effective Jan. 1, 1996; April 15, 2002; April 15, 2006; April 15, 2007; December 3, 2012; December 1, 2015; December 1, 2017.
RULE 2. PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR ADMISSION AND PROOF OF QUALIFICATIONS
Each applicant for admission shall submit a verified petition setting forth the information specified on the form available on the Court’s website (www.flsd.uscourts.gov) and shall also pay the application fee in the amount set by the Court. Upon receipt of the application fee, the Clerk of the Court shall require each qualified practitioner to sign the oath of admission and shall place such applicant on the roll of attorneys of the bar of this Court. In accordance with Court procedure, the Clerk of the Court shall refer to the Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review, and Attorney Grievance any applicant for further investigation under Rule 6.
Effective December 1, 1994. Amended effective Jan. 1, 1996; April 15, 2007; December 3, 2012; December 1, 2015; December 1, 2017.
For information about the requirements for attorney appearances in the Bankruptcy Court, please contact the Bankruptcy Court at (305) 714-1800, or visit their website www.flsb.uscourts.gov, For Attorneys, Admissions and Bar Status ( https://www.flsb.uscourts.gov/attorney-admissions)
The fee for admission to the Southern District of Florida Bar is: $206.00. Your payment must be processed in order to complete the online application for admission. Payment of the admission fee may be made by credit card via the internet, mailing in a check, or paying cash at any of our three locations. Please note the admission fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
If you have previously paid the registration fee, click here.
If you have not previously paid the registration fee, click the link below to begin the admission process. You will be prompted to enter your last name and Florida Bar Number. This is your “log-in” to the registration system. The system will automatically verify that you are a member in good standing of The Florida Bar. Upon completion of this step, you will be prompted to pay the $206.00 admission fee.
If payment is made by credit card, you can begin the online application process immediately. If payment is made by check, you will receive a payment confirmation email once your payment has been processed. Upon receipt of this email, you can then return to our website, log-in and proceed to complete the online application for admission to the Southern District of Florida Bar.
During the application process, you will be prompted to enter your contact information. Please ensure this information is accurate as this will serve as your contact information with the Clerk of Court (pursuant to Local Rule 11.1(g)).
Oath of Attorney
Upon completion of the online application, you will be prompted to electronically sign an Oath of Attorney. You are not admitted as a member of this Court’s Bar until the Order of Admission is signed by the Duty Judge. The Order of Admission is submitted to the respective Duty Judge twice a month. Once the Order of Admission is signed by the Duty Judge, an email will be sent to you with your admission date. This District does not currently hold swearing-in ceremonies for newly admitted attorneys. Your formal Certificate of Admission will be emailed shortly thereafter.