Applicable Local Rules: The rules governing admission to practice are set forth in Rule 83.1(b) of the Local Rules of the Middle District of North Carolina.
Requirements for Admission: There are two Options for admission:
- Option I: If you have never been admitted to the United States District Court in the Eastern or Western District of North Carolina, you must appear in open court in this district to take the oath. Complete the admission form through the Option I section, then place your signature and date under the Oath before returning the form to the Clerk's Office. This certifies that you have met the requirements for admission. A similar oath will be administered in open court. A receipt and the original copy of the Application for Admission to Practice will be returned to you. When you appear to take the oath, please appear with the attorney who will be moving for your admission and present to the courtroom deputy the original copy of this form, the receipt showing that the admission fee has been paid, and your membership card from the North Carolina State Bar.
- Option II: If you have been admitted to the United States District Court in the Eastern or Western District of North Carolina, complete the admission form, leaving blank the Option I section. You must complete the Option II section and then place your signature and date under the Oath before returning the form to the Clerk's Office. Upon receipt of your application, accompanied by a photocopy of your Certificate of Admission (or an original Certificate of Good Standing) from the Eastern District or Western District, a Certificate of Admission to practice in the Middle District of North Carolina will be mailed to you.
Filing Application for Admission: For either option, the form must be completed in duplicate and submitted to the Clerk's Office along with a check for $176.00, made payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court." Mail the completed admission form, check, and if applicable, your photocopy of the Admission Certificate of the other District, to:
United States District Court
324 W. Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Attn: Attorney Admissions Clerk
Scheduling Admission Ceremonies: Attorney admission dates are scheduled throughout the year.