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How To Submit An Admission Renewal Application In CM/ECF And Pay The Fee In Pay.gov

An attorney seeking to renew admission to the Second Circuit bar must file the renewal form electronically and pay the renewal fee of $25.00 electronically through Pay.gov.

 

The renewal fee is waived for a federal government attorney or federal law clerk. Instructions for a federal attorney or federal law clerk appear at the bottom of this page.

 

1.     Log in to CM/ECF. (A Mac user can click here; a PC user can click here.)

 

2.     Click on the Utilities tab on the CM/ECF home page. Select Bar Renewal from the pull-down menu.

 

 

 

 

The Bar Renewal screen opens. For a first-time renewal the only option shown in the Renewals box is New. The fee amount appears on the screen.

 

 

 

If this is a second renewal, both the New option and the earlier renewal appear in the Renewals box.

 

 

 

3.     To upload the bar renewal application PDF, click on the Browse... button to the right of the blank Document box.

 

 

 

The Select PDF document screen opens for selecting the document to upload.

 

Use the Look in pull-down menu at the top of the Select PDF document screen to navigate to the document for upload. Click on the file name of the document so that the file name appears in the File name near the bottom of the screen. Click the Open button near the bottom right of the screen.

 

 

 

The file name appears in the Document box on the Bar Renewal screen.


 

 

Type a brief description of the uploaded document in the Description box.

 

 

 

4.     To upload supporting documents to the renewal (e.g., explanation of prior discipline), click the Add Another Document button and repeat the steps above.

 

 

 

5.     Once all supporting documents have been uploaded, click the Pay Now and Submit Renewal button.

 

Note: To insure that the separate browser window opens, before clicking the Pay Now and Submit Renewal button, open the browser and either disable the browser's pop-up blocker or add this URL to the browser's list of trusted sites or exceptions: https://www.pay.gov/.

 

 

 

Note: If a filer fails to upload any document before clicking the Pay Now and Submit Renewal button, the following message pops up, and the filer cannot proceed.

 

 

 

6.     Pay.gov now opens in a browser window for entering payment information. Many of the fields are filled automatically with information associated with the filer's CM/ECF account. An attorney may pay directly from a business or personal bank account (ACH) or by credit or debit card (PC).

 

Paying from a bank account

 

a.     Enter all requested information under Option 1: Pay Via Bank Account (ACH). Select the Account Type from the pull-down menu. All account and contact information must be entered in the boxes marked with red asterisks.

 

b.     When all requested information is entered, click the Continue with ACH Payment button.

 

 

 

c.     The Authorize Payment screen opens. Review the information entered to ensure its accuracy. If any information is incorrect, click Edit this information to make changes.

 

To receive an email confirmation of the payment, enter and confirm the filer's email address in the designated boxes below the payment-summary information.

 

To authorize the payment, click in the check box above the authorization and disclosure agreement. A green check mark appears in the check box.

 

 

 

d.     Scroll down to the Submit Payment button below the authorization and disclosure agreement. Click the Submit Payment button to complete the payment.

 

 

The next screen verifies that the payment is completed and the admission application submitted. To retain a record of the payment, click on the hyperlink to print the receipt.

 

 

Paying by credit or debit card

 

To pay by credit or debit card scroll down to Option 2: Pay Via Plastic Card (PC) on Pay.gov's online payment page.

 

a.     Select the Card Type and enter all required information. All account and contact information must be entered in the boxes marked with red asterisks.

 

b.     When all required information is entered, click the Continue with Plastic Card Payment button at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

 

c.     The Authorize Payment screen opens. Review the information entered to ensure its accuracy. If any information is incorrect, click Edit this information to make changes.

 

To receive an email confirmation of the payment, enter and confirm the email address in the designated boxes below the payment summary information.

 

To authorize the payment, click in the check box near the bottom of the screen. A green checkmark appears in the check box.

 

Click the Submit Payment button at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

 

The next screen verifies that the payment is completed and the renewal application has been submitted. To retain a record of the payment, click on the hyperlink to print the receipt.

 

 

 

Click the Close Window button to close the browser and return to CM/ECF.

 

Instructions for a federal attorney or law clerk submitting an admission application

 

1. As above, select Bar Renewal from the Utilities menu on the CM/ECF home page. The Bar Renewal screen opens. Open the Fee Waiver Reason pull-down menu and select Federal Government Attorney or Federal Law Clerk.

 

 

 

The Fee Amount changes to zero, and the button at the bottom of the screen changes to Submit Renewal.

 

 

 

2. To upload the attorney renewal application PDF, click the Browse button to the right of the blank Document box.

 

 

 

The Select PDF document dialog box opens for selecting the document to upload.

 

Use the Look in pull-down menu at the top of the Select PDF document screen to navigate to the document for upload. Click the file name of the document so that the file name appears in the File name near the bottom of the screen. Click the Open button near the bottom right of the screen.

 

 

 

The file name appears in the Document box on the Bar Renewal screen.

 

 

 

Type a brief description in the Description box.

 

 

 

3. To upload supporting documents to the renewal (e.g., explanation of prior discipline), click the Add Another Document button and repeat the steps above.

 

 

 

4. After uploading all renewal documents and adding descriptions, click the Submit Renewal button.

 

 

 

Note: If a filer fails to upload any document before clicking the Submit Renewal button, the following message pops up, and the filer cannot proceed.

 

 

The Renewal submitted screen opens to verify that the filer's renewal is submitted.

 

 

 

Click the OK button. CM/ECF closes automatically.

 

 

Last modified at 5/29/2013