Temporary Admission

Temporary admission allows an attorney not licensed in Indiana to appear in a specific Indiana case or proceeding, provided certain conditions are met. Attorneys seeking temporary admission must follow this 4-step process:

Step One

Read Admission & Discipline Rule 3, Section 2 to understand your eligibility for admission and the overall process.

Step Two

Prepare your Verified Petition for Temporary Admission and send it by US mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and your $180.00 check for the admission fee. Make the check out to “Clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court” Mail all three items to:

Clerk of the Court
Roll of Attorneys Administrator
Office of the Clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court,
Court of Appeals, and Tax Court
402 West Washington Street
Room W062
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Appellate Clerk’s Office will process your paperwork and mail your petition back to you with a receipt that includes your temporary attorney number (e.g., 12345-67TA).

Step Three

File your petition and receipt in the Indiana court hearing the case in which you wish to appear. If the court grants your request, the judge will issue an order to that effect.

Step Four

If your petition is granted, you have thirty (30) days from the date the order is signed to submit a Notice of Temporary Admission to the Appellate Clerk. The notice may be in the form of a cover letter or pleading but must include these three required documents:

  • File marked copy of the Verified Petition
  • Signed and dated copy of the court’s order granting admission
  • Certificate(s) of good standing from any state in which you are licensed

Mail these items to the address above.

If your petition is denied, mail the denial order to the address above, and the Clerk will issue a refund for the $180.00 admission fee.