Attorney Information

Attorneys are strongly encouraged to file all new civil cases electronically. Local Civil Rule 5.1.2, subsection 2(b) has been suspended until further notice pursuant to Standing Order.

The Guide for Opening a Civil Case and Filing a Civil Complaint provides detailed instructions for attorneys for how to file a new civil case electronically.

With a select few exceptions, attorneys are required to file all other documents through CM/ECF, pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Guidance on filing through CM/ECF can be found at

Attorney Admission Schedule

In-person Attorney Admission ceremonies will be temporarily suspended.

The Attorney Admission application and fee (a check in the amount of $213 made payable to "Clerk, USDC") should be mailed to:


Clerk of Court, EDPA
2609 U.S. Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


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.


Information About Attorney Admission

Application for admission to the bar of our court may be obtained here or at the front counter of the Clerk's Office. There is a $20.00 fee for a duplicate certificate of admission or certificate of good standing. For further information on attorney admission, refer to Local Civil Rule 83.5.

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).


Pro Hac Vice Application

The Application for Pro Hac Vice Admission is available here.

An attorney who is admitted to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania may file a motion for an out of state attorney to appear Pro Hac Vice. The Pro Hac Vice admission fee is $40.00 and is payable by credit card when using CM/ECF to file the application.


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:

Miriam Coco ((267) 299-7085), Gail Olson ((267) 299-7060), 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