Attorney Information

Attorney Admission Schedule

Starting on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Attorney Admission ceremonies will be held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 5-A in the Philadelphia Byrne Courthouse by the Emergency Judge or duty week Magistrate Judge. In the event the EDPA Court is closed or if a federal holiday falls on a Wednesday, the next admission ceremony will take place the following Wednesday.

Applicants and sponsors should report to the Clerk's Office, Room 2609, at least 30 minutes prior to the admission time.


Attorney Admission Application

The Attorney Admission Application is available here. Please bring the form with you, with applicant's information completed, on the scheduled attorney admission ceremony date. The form is also available at the front counter of the Office of the Clerk of Court.


Attorney Admission Information

For information concerning attorney admission, please see the FAQs.

Any questions should be directed to the Attorney Admission Clerk at (267) 299-7099.

For attorneys applying for admission, it is recommended that you also apply for an Electronic Case Filing (ECF) account. Complete the ECF Registration/Notification Form and return it to the Clerk’s Office, Room 2609, along with your completed Attorney Admission Application after you are sworn in.

If you need information regarding CM/ECF, please follow this link or call the CM/ECF helpdesk at 1-866-ECF-4ECF (1-866-323-4323).


Third Circuit Model Jury Instructions


Volunteer Attorney Panel Information

If you are interested in joining the Volunteer Attorney Panels, please contact the coordinator(s) for the specific panel identified in the document listed below entitled Volunteer Attorney Panels of the Eastern District.

For attorneys seeking additional information about the panels, please contact the Panel Administrator:

Peggy Rosser, Courtroom Deputy Clerk - Phone: (267) 299-7233 E-mail:
Volunteer Attorney Panels of the Eastern District
Prisoner Civil Rights Panel Program Description
Plaintiffs' Employment Panel Program Description
Plaintiffs' Social Security Appeals Panel Program Description
Agreement for Social Security Appeals Panel Attorneys Form