The Application for Admission to Practice may be submitted electronically or mailed to the clerk's office. To submit an application electronically, counsel must register for an ECF account. Current members of the bar cannot utilize their ECF account to submit an application on behalf of another attorney. Applications for Admission must be submitted using the ECF account of the individual seeking admission. See Required Steps for Registration as an ECF Filer for information on obtaining an account.
Non-bar ECF accounts are activated with limited functionality. Non-bar members may submit an Application for Admission to the Bar through the CM/ECF utilities menu but do not have access to case document filing. Once a user is admitted to the bar, the File a Document menu option will be made available on the ECF menu. Counsel will be notified once they have been admitted and case document filing has been activated for their account.
Please contact the Fourth Circuit ECF Helpdesk at 804-916-2767 if you have any questions or need assistance completing a transactions.