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

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 in PACER.


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.


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





The Bar Renewal screen opens. Previous and projected renewal dates are listed below the renewal fee amount.





3.     Type a brief description of the uploaded document in the Description box. To upload the bar renewal application PDF, click Browse... below the Description box.




The File Upload box opens for selecting the document to upload.


Navigate to the document for upload. Click on the file name of the document so that the file name appears in the File name box at the bottom of the File Upload box. Click Open near the bottom right of the File Upload box.




The file name appears in the Document box near the bottom of the Bar Renewal screen. The file name is a hyperlink; to insure that the correct document is uploaded, click the hyperlink to open the document. The Description appears next to the file name.



Note: The document description typed in earlier may not appear in the Description box next to the file name. The absence of the document description will not affect the payment process.


To upload supporting documents to the renewal (e.g., explanation of prior discipline), click Browse and navigate to the PDF to upload. When all documents are uploaded and appear in the Document list near the bottom of the screen, click Pay Fee and Submit Renewal.




4.     The PACER Manage My Account screen opens. Log in to make the payment.




For instructions for paying with a credit card, click here.


For instructions for paying by direct electronic withdrawal from a bank account, click here.



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


1. As above, select Bar Renewal from the Utilities menu on the CM/ECF home page. The Bar Renewal screen opens. Open the Reason for Fee Waiver 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 and any supporting documents, follow steps 3 through 5 above.


After uploading all renewal documents and adding descriptions, click Submit Renewal. The screen re-opens with a message confirming the application submission is complete.





Last modified at 10/16/2014