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Admission Procedure

Apply for Admission

First, complete the Attorney Admission Application with included sponsor's motion for admission.  Please answer all questions and provide an explanatory statement if required.  Both the admission application and sponsor's motion must be signed with an original signature.  Once the application is completed, please visit this link to submit your application for review and pay the required admission fee.  

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis in the order in which they are received.  Please allow at least fourteen days for review of your application.  During this time you may be contacted to provide additional information or if you do not meet the eligibility requirements for admission.  Failure to respond to these inquiries in a timely matter may result in your application being administratively denied.

Schedule an Admission Ceremony

Once your application is approved, you will receive an electronic notice to register for an admission ceremony using the Court's ceremony registration page.  You must schedule and attend an admission ceremony within three months of receiving notice that your application has been approved.  Failure to schedule an admission ceremony within three months may result in your application being administratively denied.  If you are unable to attend a ceremony within three months, please contact the Clerk's Office.  If you need to reschedule your ceremony, you may do so on the admission ceremony registration page.  You will receive an electronic reminder about the ceremony three days before your scheduled date.

2024 Attorney Admission Ceremony Dates

Day of the Ceremony

The location of your ceremony will be posted on the court calendar on the Court's website, as well as on the admission ceremony registration page. On the day of your admission ceremony, please arrive at the courthouse with your sponsor at 9:15 a.m. in Baltimore or at 9:45 a.m. in Greenbelt. When you arrive in the courtroom, check in with the courtroom deputy to ensure your name is on the list of admittees for that day. The ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. in Baltimore and at 10:00 a.m. in Greenbelt.  Additionally, you will receive an email reminder of the ceremony three days before the ceremony.
At the ceremony you will receive your certificate of admission.  Within one to two business days of your ceremony, you will receive an email with your District of Maryland bar number.  Once you have your bar number, you must request e-filing permission in the District of Maryland through your PACER account.  
Once you are admitted to the bar, you must notify the Clerk’s Office of any change in your address. See Local Rule 701.3. Attorneys must update their contact information through CM/ECF.