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How To Submit an Attorney Admission Application In CM/ECF and Pay the Fee in Pay.gov

An attorney seeking admission to the Second Circuit bar must file the application form electronically and pay the admission fee electronically through Pay.gov.

The admission fee is waived for a federal government attorney or a federal law clerk. Instructions for a federal attorney or law clerk appear at the bottom of this page. For all other attorneys the admission fee is $216.00.

 

1.     Register as a CM/ECF filing user in PACER. Contact Attorney Admissions with any issues.

 

2.     Upon receiving a username and password, log in to CM/ECF. (A Mac user can click here; a PC user can click here.)

 

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

 

CM/ECF login screen

 

 

The Bar Admission screen opens. The fee amount appears on the screen. A federal attorney or federal law clerk can indicate fee waiver status and proceed under the instructions here.

 

Fee amount highlighted

 

 

4. To upload the attorney admission application PDF, click on the Browse... button to the right of the blank Document box.

 

Browse button highlighted

 

 

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.

 

Select PDF document

 

 

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

Document field highlighted

 

 

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

 

Description field highlighted

 

 

5. To upload supporting documents to the application (e.g., attorney oath, sponsor's affidavit, certificate of good standing), click the Add Another Document button and repeat the steps above.

 

Add another document highlighted

 

 

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

 

Note: To insure that the separate browser window opens, before clicking the Pay Now and Submit Application 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/.

 

Pay Now button highlighted

 

 

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

 

Confirmation box

 

 

7. Pay.gov now opens in a browser window for entering payment information. Many of the boxes 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 required information is entered, click the Continue with ACH Payment button.

 

Payment Amount highlighted

 

 

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.

 

Authorize payment highlighted

 

 

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

 

 Authorization and disclosure

 

 

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.

 

Print receipt screen

 

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.

 

Payment amount highlighted

 

 

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 near the bottom of the screen. A green check mark appears in the check box.

 

Click the Submit Payment button.

 

Submit Payment

 

 

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

 

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

 

Fee waiver reason highlighted

 


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

Fee amount highlighted

 

 

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

 

Browse highlighted

 

 

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.

 

Select PDF document

 

 

The file name appears in the box on the Bar Admission screen.

 

Document highlighted

 

 

Type a brief description in the Description field.

 

Description highlighted

 


3.     To upload supporting documents to the application (e.g., attorney oath, sponsor's affidavit, certificate of good standing), click the Add Another Document button and repeat the steps above.

Add another document highlighted

 


4.     After uploading all admission documents and adding descriptions, click the Submit Application button.

Submit application

 

 

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

 

Document required dialog box

 

 

The Application submitted screen opens to verify that the filer's application is submitted.

 

Application submitted dialog box

 

 

Last modified at 5/29/2013