An attorney who appears on behalf of a party or an amicus curiae in any capacity must be admitted to the Second Circuit bar. The attorney must renew admission every five years to remain active. See Local Rule 46.1.
In a criminal case, when a defendant seeks to appeal from the district court, the defendant's attorney, whether retained, appointed under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA), or appointed on some other basis, is responsible for representing the defendant on appeal unless relieved by the Court of Appeals. See Local Rule 4.1.
In a fully-counseled civil appeal or agency case involving a petition for review or application for enforcement of an agency order, counsel for each party must participate in mediation under the Civil Appeals Management Plan (CAMP). See Local Rule 33.1.
In all cases an attorney must file documents electronically in the Case Management/Electronic Case-Filing (CM/ECF) system. For comprehensive information on filing documents electronically, see How to Use CM/ECF under Electronic Filing Information. This section includes step-by-step instructions for using CM/ECF, document-specific filing instructions (including the recent instructions for immigration case tolling), and reference information (including instructions on working with PDFs).