Since 1951, over 36,000 lawyers have been admitted to membership in
the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
A lawyer who seeks admission to the Bar of the Court must be a member
of the Bar of a Federal court or the highest court of a State, Territory,
Commonwealth, Possession, or the District of Columbia. The Code of Professional
Responsibility of the American
Bar Association has been adopted by the Court to govern practice
by the Bar.
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13. Qualifications to Practice
No attorney shall practice before this Court unless the attorney has
been admitted to the Bar of this Court or is appearing pro hac vice
by leave of the Court. See Rule 38(b).
(b) It shall be a requisite to the admission of attorneys to the Bar
of this Court that they be a member of the Bar of a Federal court or
of the highest court of a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or Possession,
and that their private and professional character shall appear to be
(c) Each applicant shall file with the Clerk an application for admission
on the form prescribed by the Court, together with an application fee
of $50 and a certificate from the presiding judge, clerk, or other appropriate
officer of a court specified in (b) above, or from any other appropriate
official from the Bar of such court, that the applicant is a member
of the Bar in good standing and that such applicant's private and professional
character appear to be good. The certificate of good standing must be
an original and must be dated within one year of the date of the application.
(d) If the documents submitted demonstrate that the applicant possesses
the necessary qualifications, the Clerk shall so notify the applicant
and he or she may be admitted without appearing in Court by subscribing
a written oath or affirmation. However, if the applicant so elects,
the admission may be on oral motion by a member of the Bar of this Court
in open court. Upon admission, the Clerk shall issue to the attorney
a wallet-size admission card and a large certificate of admission suitable