How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO PRACTICE

Local Rule 83.1 on admission of attorneys provides that any attorney who is of good personal and professional character, who is an active member in good standing of the bar of the State of Maine and who is not then disbarred from or under a period of suspension in any court of record in the United States is eligible for admission to the bar of this Court.

To be admitted to the bar of this Court, each applicant must:

  1. File an application and submit a fee of $181.00 to the Clerk’s Office (checks should be made payable to "Clerk, U. S. District Court").
  2. For admission in:
    • Portland - Application and fee should be sent to:  Clerk, U.S. District Court, 156 Federal St., Portland, ME 04101
    • Bangor - Application and fee should be sent to:  Clerk, U.S. District Court, 202 Harlow St., 3rd Floor Bangor, ME 04401

When the application and fee have been processed by the Clerk's Office, the applicant should follow General Order 2020-5 for admittance to the Bar of this Court.

GENERAL ORDERS FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE BAR OF THIS COURT

 
Chief Judge Levy has addressed how to be admitted to the Bar of this Court during this interim period in his General Order 2020-5 dated April 29, 2020, section J.
The General Order can be found here
 
Chief Judge Levy has reauthorized how to be admitted to the Bar of this Court in General Order 2020-14,section C.
This practice will continue until further order of the Court.
General Order 2020-14 can be found here.

 

 
Supporting Documents

Application.pdf

 

 

Questions? If you have comments or questions, please contact one of the individuals listed below:

Jennifer Wood
U.S. District Court
156 Federal Street
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 274-5147

jennifer_wood@med.uscourts.gov

Margaret Melanson, Case Manager
U.S. District Court
202 Harlow Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
(207) 945-0575 x6423

Margaret_Melanson@med.uscourts.gov