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Please complete the online form below to apply for admission to the Bar of this Court (or to register to practice as a federal government attorney without paying the admission fee). You will need to upload a scanned version of the signed application (G-60) to submit with the form. If you have already submitted your application, you will be able to check the status of your submission by clicking here.

Before you begin your online application:

Read First
  1. Check here to see if you are already admitted to the Central District of California.
  2. Download the instructions and Application for Admission to the Bar of the Central District of California by clicking here.
  3. Fill out the application. Once completed, sign and date the application and the Oath of Attorney.
  4. Scan the application to a single file in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  5. Proceed to Step 1.
Step 1
  • Are you a federal government attorney?
  • Do you want to pay the fee required for admission to the Bar of the Central District of California?   (Attorneys who are employees of federal government agencies may practice in the Central District without being admitted to the Bar of the Court, and therefore without paying the fee required for admission to that Bar. To do so, choose “No” below and click “Continue. Please note, however, that federal government attorneys who practice without being admitted to this Court’s Bar will be required to apply for admission and pay the fee upon leaving government service if they intend to continue practicing in the Central District. If you wish to become a member of the Court’s Bar at this time, rather than simply practicing here under the exception for government attorneys, you may choose to pay the fee.)
  • Please click here to read the instructions for filing an Application for Admission to the Bar of the Central District of California by mail.
Step 2

Are you a lawyer admitted to the State Bar of California? (Choose one of the three options below.)

  • Enter your date of admission to the State Bar of California:

    Note: if you need to find out your date of admission from the State Bar of California website, click here.

    • A prerequisite for your admission to the Bar of this Court is your admission to the State Bar of California.

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If your address is OUTSIDE the United States, check here:

Your application will not be processed without a signed application (G-60). Please scan the signed application to a PDF file and upload it here.

The files listed below will be attached to your application. If you wish to delete a specific file from the list, click on    next to the item.

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You can upload multiple files, but the combined size limit is 2 MB. Only .pdf is allowed.


Read and certify that you have read the statement below:

I certify that I am familiar with the Local Civil Rules, the Local Criminal Rules, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence.

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