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Application for Admission to Practice

Attorney News:

Attorney Renewal Fees have been suspended.
Posted: 8/13/2015

The Attorney Renewal Fee requirement has been suspended until further notice. There is no requirement, at this time, to send in the renewal fee to the U.S. District Clerk's Office.


Admission to practice in the Western District of Texas is covered in Local Rule AT-1, Admission and Discipline of Attorneys. It will also be necessary for you to contact the attorney admissions clerk in the division office in which you intend to apply. Each division has specific requirements that may be different from those specified in the local rules. Do not mail your application until all required letters and certificates are included. Information regarding fees can be found on our Fees Schedule page.

All attorneys licensed to practice in this District are reminded of the provisions of Local Court Rule AT-9 which requires any attorney who changes his or her business address to file with the clerk a notice with the proper attorney name, law firm name, new address and telephone number. All admitted attorneys are required to update their email addresses, mailing address, and phone number online by logging into CM/ECF. If you are unable to log into CM/ECF to update your record, please complete the Email Notification Update Form and return it to the CM/ECF Help Desk.

Should you have any questions about your mailing or email address(es), please contact the ECF Support Desk for assistance.

Please note that you may e-file at any time, but CM/ECF support (ECF Support Desk) is only offered Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST, excluding court holidays. No after hours support is available. When relevant, please include the Case Number and the Judge's initials in the Subject: line of all emails to the court.

Attorney Applications and Registration Forms:

Please note that all documents are in Adobe Acrobat format.