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Acknowledgement And Notice Of Appearance Instructions


The Acknowledgment and Notice of Appearance form requires all parties to provide contact information, any required corrections to the caption, a review of the parties' appellate designations, and information regarding any related cases before this Court. Counsel must also certify that they have been admitted to this Court and have complied with all rules regarding admission renewal or that they have applied for admission to this Court. In accordance with Local Rule 12.3(a), this form must be completed and returned within 14 calendar days of receipt of the docketing notice.

Each lead counsel of record or individual appearing pro se must complete this form. Any attorney acting as a substitution or amicus counsel or any attorney other than lead counsel of record wishing to enter the case must file a separate notice of appearance on the Notice of Appearance for Substitution, Additional, or Amicus Counsel form provided on the court's website.

Counsel of record must be admitted to the bar of this Court or be otherwise eligible to argue an appeal. The Court requires written pro hac vice motions filed before filing the notice of appearance. Admission pro hac vice will be extended as a matter of course to a member of the bar of a district court within the circuit who has represented a criminal defendant at trial and continues representation on an appeal taken pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act. See Local Rule 46.1(d)(1). Counsel, however, are encouraged to apply for general admission to this Court as soon as they meet the qualifications.

An attorney or pro se party who does not immediately notify the Court when contact information changes will not receive notices, documents and orders filed in the case. An attorney and any pro se party who is permitted to file documents electronically in CM/ECF must notify the Court of a change to the user’s mailing address, business address, telephone number, or e-mail. To update contact information, a Filing User must access PACER’s Manage My Appellate Filer Account, The Court’s records will be updated within 1 business day of a user entering the change in PACER.

A pro se party who is not permitted to file documents electronically must notify the Court of a change in mailing address or telephone number by filing a letter with the Clerk of Court.

For information concerning attorney admissions and renewals, visit the court's website at or contact Admissions in the Clerk's Office at 212-857-8603.


This addendum must be (1) completed by counsel whom the Court has not yet admitted or approved for renewed admission, (2) submitted in CM/ECF as a separate attachment when filing the Acknowledgment and Notice of Appearance (use the multiple attachments option in CM/ECF when filing the Acknowledgment and Notice of Appearance) with client personal contact information redacted, and (3) submitted in unredacted form in accordance with the procedures outlined in Interim Local Rule 25.2(c) and (d). If counsel represents multiple parties in the same appeal for which the Acknowledgment and Notice of Appearance is being filed, the attorney must separately list each client and provide the client's personal contact information. Attach additional pages as necessary.



Last modified at 1/11/2012