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Admission to Practice

Please allow 7-10 days for processing.

Attorneys must be admitted to the District Court for the Western District of New York.  Contact the District Court for Admittance Procedures at 716-551-1700 or visit the website:

After you have been admitted to District Court, you may be admitted to Bankruptcy Court. There is NO Fee. Click here to download the Attorney Admission to Practice Instruction Sheet and Application Form (pdf).  The form must be mailed to the Buffalo office of the Court via U.S. Mail with an original, wet signature.  After receipt of the application, the Court will mail your Certificate of Admission via U.S. Mail. 

  • Attorneys employed by a Federal Agency may skip this step.
  • Attorneys admitted to U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York before September 1, 1979 are grandfathered into Bankruptcy Court. Attorney needs only to supply date of admission. 

Click here for instructions to become an e-filer.