Book Details Inconsistent Attorney Admission Requirements in U.S. Federal Courts

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U.S. Federal Courts Attorney Admission Requirements provides valuable information on how to become a member of the bar of each federal court. The book also highlights many inconsistent rules and requirements that are increasingly coming under fire.

U.S. Federal Courts: Attorney Admission Requirments

Obstacles to admission under the local rules of many U.S. district courts are increasingly coming under fire from advocates of mulltijurisdictional practice...

U.S. Federal Courts: Attorney Admission Requirements, a new book by John Okray has been released by Lawyerup Press.

While one might be inclined to think the rules for bar admission across the U.S. federal court system would be uniform, this is simply not the case. In some federal courts an attorney can be admitted in a matter of days with minimal effort and little to no expense. Other courts have established independent examinations, initial and recurring fees, sponsorship requirements, etc. John Okray notes that certain obstacles to admission under the local rules of many U.S. district courts are increasingly coming under fire from advocates of multijurisdictional practice who cite the need for attorney mobility.

The book provides specific attorney admission requirements of over 200 federal courts. Coverage includes the Supreme Court of the United States, courts of appeals, district courts, bankruptcy courts, bankruptcy appellate panels, subject-matter specific courts, military courts, territorial courts, as well as the courts of the freely associated states. Topics include reciprocity, whether state bar membership is required for specific district courts, fees, renewal requirements, examinations, experience prerequisites, sponsors, certificates of good standing, pro hac vice admission, which courts allow non-attorneys or attorneys licensed in foreign countries to become members, specialty bar associations and more. Contact information for each court is included. Anyone considering a multijurisdictional federal practice or that has an interest in the federal court system should find the information extremely useful.

Author John Okray is Assistant General Counsel of a financial services firm. He holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts Boston, JD from Suffolk University Law School, MBA from the Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management, and an LLM from Boston University School of Law. He is active in organized bar association activities.

ISBN 978-0-9829658-0-1

U.S. Federal Courts: Attorney Admission Requirements is available from the publisher at or from To request a review copy contact:
Lawyerup Press
P.O. Box 156148
Fort Worth, TX 76155
Phone: 267-777-7470
Fax: 888-672-2833
Email: editor(at)lawyeruppress(dot)com


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