Attorney Admission

Admission to practice in the Western District of Texas is covered in Local Rule AT-1, Admission and Discipline of Attorneys.

Each divisional office has specific requirements that may be different from those specified in the local rules. Listed on this page are three of the divisional office requirements. For divisions not listed, contact the attorney admissions clerk (in that office) for their requirements. The fee for Admission of Attorneys can be found on our Fee Schedule page.

An application cannot be submitted electronically. The original application and recommendation letters require wet/hand signatures. Do not mail application until all the requirements are included.

Resident Attorney
(Resides within the Western District of Texas)
Applicant will submit paper application (with requirements) to the divisional office in which they reside. Once admitted, the attorney may practice in all seven divisional offices.
Non-Resident Attorney
(Resides outside the Western District of Texas)
Applicant will submit paper application (with requirements) to only one of our seven divisional offices. Once admitted, the attorney may practice in all seven divisional offices.
Attorney Applications and Registration (Click to View)
Attorney Admission Form
CMECF E-Filing and E-Noticing Registration Form
CMECF Email Notification Update Form
Motion and Order for Admission Pro Hac Vice - All Except Austin
Notice of Change of Address
Sample Letter of Recommendation
Special Order Concerning Admission of Attorneys
Austin Admission Requirements (Click to View)
Attorney Admission Requirements - Austin Only
Motion and Order for Admission Pro Hac Vice - Austin Only
Del Rio Admission Requirements (Click to View)
Attorney Admission Form - Del Rio Only
Standing Order Clarifying Procedure for Review of Applications for Admission to Practice in the Del Rio Division
Standing Order Revising the Policy for Admission of Attorneys Dated January 4, 2011 - Del Rio Only
San Antonio Admission Requirements (Click to View)
Non-Resident Attorney (Resides outside the Western District of Texas) - San Antonio Only
Resident Attorney (Resides within the Western District of Texas) - San Antonio Only
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