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Chief Judge Joseph M. Meier

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Attorney Admissions
Admission Instructions

Admission Instructions

Updated on Apr 17, 2023

Eligibility for admission and continuing membership to the bar of this Court is limited to attorneys of good moral character who are active members in good standing of the Idaho State Bar. All attorneys seeking admission must meet all of the requirements of District Local Rule 83.4.

Our website may be able to answer many of your questions, or feel free to contact Crystal Hall at (208) 334-1976.

Process for Admittance to Practice in the District of Idaho:

  1. Be admitted to practice by the Idaho Supreme Court.

  2. Fill out Petition for Admission.

  3. Pay fees for Admission ($250) using (part of Petition for Admission process in #2).

  4. Fill out Affidavit of Applicant if you will not be sworn-in in person.

  5. Email Affidavit to Admissions Clerk at, if applicable.

  6. Set up ECF account when prompted to do so via email.

  7. Certificate of Admission will be sent via US Mail within 2 weeks of admission.

For those attorneys seeking admission during the joint admission ceremony with the Idaho Supreme Court on Friday, May 5, 2023:  You only need to fill out the Petition for Admission referenced in item 2 above.  You will be administered the oath and given your Certificate of Admission during the ceremony.  The deadline for submitting the Petition for Admission for admission during the joint ceremony is May 2, 2023.  You may submit your Petition for Admission after that date, but you will need to contact Admission Clerk Crystal Hall to schedule your separate swearing in after May 5th.  Please contact Crystal with any questions.

Petition for Admission
Effective April 1, 2018 please use the following link to apply and pay for your attorney admission to the Idaho District and Bankruptcy Courts.
Pro Hac Vice

Pro Hac Vice

Pursuant to District Local Rule 83.4(e), an attorney may apply for pro hac vice admission to appear and participate in a specific case in the District of Idaho.  The attorney seeking pro hac vice admission must be sponsored by an attorney admitted to practice before the Court.

The sponsoring attorney must first enter his/her appearance in the case, or file a Complaint to open the case, and then will enter a Motion for Pro Hac Vice Admission on behalf of the attorney seeking admission, using the Pro Hac Vice Admission Form located below.  The Pro Hac Vice Admission Form will be attached to the motion instead of a typical pleading.  There is a fee of $250 per application, which will be charged as part of the motion event in CM/ECF.  You must file one motion/application per attorney applying for pro hac vice admission in each case.

Upon approval of the motion, the pro hac attorney will be required to register for an ECF account with the District of Idaho.  However, if that attorney has registered as a pro hac attorney in a prior case, he or she will not need to register again.

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