On December 3, 1842, young Abraham Lincoln was admitted to practice before the federal court by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Pope. Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of that event, U.S. District Judge Richard Mills and U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough will conduct a special admission ceremony in the Springfield United States Courtroom, No. II, on December 8, 2017 at 2:00pm. Any newly licensed attorneys wishing to be admitted on that day should contact Michelle Eddings, in the Springfield U.S. Clerk’s Office by Monday, Dec. 4th.
Beginning December 1, 2016, the Attorney Admission Fee will be $231.
Attention: Attorneys wishing to be Reinstated after Suspension
If you are an attorney that has been suspended and wish to practice in this court again, you will need to print out and complete the Attorney Admission paperwork (see the box to the right for these forms) and reapply for admission to practice in this court. You will not be able to use the automated attorney admission system, but will have to fill out your paperwork conventionally, submit a fee of $50.00 and mail it to the appropriate office. (Eff. 3/12/13)
The Central District of Illinois is excited to announce the development of our automated Attorney Admission program. As we proceed into the age of technology and a paperless court, this program will expedite the attorney admission process, as well as create time and cost effectiveness for our legal community and court personnel. We welcome you to become a part of the bar for the Central District of Illinois.
If you are using Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 9, the attorney admission program will only work if the "compatibility view" option is enabled in Internet Explorer 9. If you are unsure how to enable compatibility view, watch this YouTube video or view this web page.
Our Court has combined the Attorney Admission and CM/ECF Registration into one automated system. After admission to the Central District of Illinois is completed, the attorney, upon agreement with our disclaimer, will automatically be sent via e-mail a computer generated login and password. Filing new cases and pleadings will then be at your fingertips. You may access the Attorney Admission system through the link listed below. In addition, for your convenience, we have provided a link to several documents you may need or find helpful.