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General Admission to the Eastern District of Missouri Bar

Applicants for General Admission


The requirements for admission can be found in Rule 12.01 of the Local Rules effective December 1, 2016. In order to avoid delays in the application review process, please refer to the following instructions.

Applicants are required to submit a Certificate of Good Standing from the state bar of the state of the applicant’s primary practice. Only Certificates issued not more than 60 days prior to filing your application are acceptable. *If you attended the most recent oath ceremony in Jefferson City, Missouri, you do not need to supply a Certificate of Good Standing if the application is filed within 60 days of the date of the ceremony.

  • If you do not already have a PACER Account, register at:
  • Request Attorney Admission and E-File Registration in PACER using the following instructions.
  • Applications must be fully completed.
  • Upload a PDF of the Certificate of Good Standing where prompted.

Once the application has been reviewed, an email will be sent with a link to pay the admission fee (fees page). After the fee has been paid, another email will follow with instructions for taking the Oath of Admission. The entire process can take up to 10 days but typically is much shorter. Please note that incomplete applications are the primary reason for any delay.

If you have any questions, you can call the Admissions Clerk at 314-244-7914 or email