Attorney Admission

Attorney Admission Fee

Please Note: The Attorney Admission Fee is now $208 (Effective December 1, 2020).

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.

Resident Attorney
(Resides within the Western District of Texas)
Applicant will submit application and requirements to the divisional office in which they reside.

Non-Resident Attorney
(Resides outside the Western District of Texas)
Applicant will submit application and requirements to any one of our seven divisional offices.

*Once admitted, the attorney may practice in all seven divisional offices.*

Submit Your Application Electronically

Attorney Admission Applications and the required paperwork can be submitted electronically for any of our divisional offices.

Follow these steps:

1. Submit your application only when all requirements are included as one PDF.

2. Verify your application and recommendation letters have wet/hand signatures.(Required)

3. Pay the attorney admissions fee, by clicking on the below link. Include your receipt of payment with your application via the below electronic drop box.

4. Click on the divisional office link and submit a Single PDF which includes your complete application and attorney admission fee receipt via the electronic drop box.

5. Our office will review the application and identify if any additional information is needed.

Submit Attorney Application to the Austin Division
Submit Attorney Application to the Del Rio Division
Submit Attorney Application to the El Paso Division
Submit Attorney Application to the Midland Division
Submit Attorney Application to the Pecos Division
Submit Attorney Application to the San Antonio Division
Submit Attorney Application to the Waco Division  
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