Attorney Admissions

Requirements for Admission

Missouri Bar Member, in good standing
  • Complete Petition for Admission to Practice Packet
  • Remit $183 Application Fee
  • Take Oath of Admission
  • The Court will notify the applicant to coordinate attendance at an Attorney Swearing-In Ceremony
  • Court will email the district court password and login to the attorney and forward paperwork to bankruptcy court if appropriate


United States District Court, District of Kansas, in good standing

A Certificate of Admission is mailed completion of the admission requirements.

U.S. Government Attorneys

If you are a U.S. government attorney, use the designated Petition for Admission to Practice for U.S. Government Attorneys.

Pro Hac Vice

Bar Admission Maintenance and Information Updates

It is the bar member's responsibility to notify the court immediately with any changes in their status. Such changes name include name, firm, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.

Notification should be sent to:

Jeri Russel via email at or U.S. Courthouse
Attn: Attorney Admissions
80 Lafayette Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Annual Fee

Members of the USDC/USBC WDMO must pay an annual fee to maintain an "active" status with the court. Notice will be sent to "active" members each January. Payment is due by March 31 of each year. The current due amount is $10.00. Payment should be submitted electronically, using your ECF login and password. If you do not know your login and password information, please contact Jeri Russel at

Inactive Status

Members may request inactive status. This allows them to remain members, but they may not practice in the WDMO. While on inactive status, members do not pay an annual fee. Members will be placed on inactive status by the Court, if they fail to pay the annual fee. To submit requests, email

Reinstatement—Non-Disciplinary Related

Members may request to be reinstated as an "active" member of the bar by paying a reinstatement fee online, via District CM/ECF. You will need your District Court login and password and have a credit card or bank account ready from which the $50 fee may be paid. Upon logging in to District CM/ECF, you will find the link for Attorney Reinstatement under the Civil tab. Please contact Jeri Russel at if you have any questions.

Certificates of Good Standing

Certificates of good standing are available through our District Court electronic filing Website. You will need your District Court login and password and have a credit card or bank account ready from which the $18.00 fee may be paid. See procedures for obtaining a certificate of good standing.

Disciplinary Action

Local Rule 83.6


Local Rule 83.5

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