The requirements for admission can be found in Rule 12.01 of the Local Rules effective March 1, 2023. An attorney of good moral character who holds a license to practice law from, and who is a member in good standing of the bar of, the highest court of any state or the District of Columbia may apply for admission to the bar of this Court. An application for General Admission and Pro Hac Vice Admission must be accompanied by a Certificate of Good Standing from the state of the applicant’s primary practice. Only Certificates issued not more than 60 days prior to filing the application are acceptable.
Government Attorneys who are practicing on behalf of any government agency may practice with a government account in lieu of applying for General or Pro Hac Admission. Upon termination of government employment, the government account will also be terminated in this Court.
Admission to the bar of this Court is not required in order to file or appear in a miscellaneous case, to appear in a case transferred to this Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407 on an order of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, or in any other case transferred from another District Court on an order of that District Court.
All attorneys who practice in the Eastern District of Missouri are required to have an individual PACER Account and to request account access through PACER if not already admitted to practice in this district.