Application for Admission to Practice
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. If you have changed your address within the past two years, you may wish to confirm with the clerk that the correct information is on record. Also, if you have pre-registered for our Electronic Case Filing System and your email address has changed, you must notify the clerk of your new email address. [For more information on our Electronic Case Filing System, please visit our web page at CM/ECF Information and Help Desk.]
You may contact the clerk via email (US District Clerk, Western District of Texas) to confirm that your mailing address and email information are correctly on record.
Applications and Registration Forms:
- Attorney Admission Form in WordPerfect or Adobe formats
- Motion and Order for Admission Pro Hac Vice
For all divisions EXCEPT Austin
- Standing Order Revising the Policy for Admission of Attorneys
for the Del Rio Division; dated January 4, 2011
- Sample Letter of Recommendation in WordPerfect or Adobe format
- Notice of Change of Address in WordPerfect or Adobe format
- For use in the Austin Division only!
- For use in the Del Rio Division only!
- CM/ECF E-Filing and E-Noticing Registration Form in Adobe
- CM/ECF Email Notification Update Form in Adobe
Please note that you will need the appropriate application or viewer software to use these forms. If you do not have that software, please look at our Plug-Ins Page for links to download the appropriate browser plug-in or viewer software.
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.