Attorneys from out of state who wish to litigate cases in US District Court for the Central District of Illinois must associate with local counsel. We provide required forms and answers to common questions about admission, always at no charge.
The rules for pro hac vice admission in the state, federal, and bankruptcy courts differ. For more information about the federal or bankruptcy district in which you need admission, use the following links:
Local counsel is not required in this district because pro hac vice admission has been subsumed by full and complete admission to the bar of the district by attorneys who reside outside of Illinois. However, local counsel can provide valuable insights into local practice which can assist you in representing your client. Choose from available local counsel by choosing the Local Counsel tab on this page.
Visit the Attorney Admission page on the Central District of Illinois’ website to complete the admission and e-filing registration process.
You will not need any documents to apply for admission to the Central District of Illinois because the process is completed online on the Central District of Illinois’ website.
The fee for admission to the bar of the Central District of Illinois is $226.