Online Submission of Bar Applications and Payment of Fee. Beginning June 3, 2013, attorneys seeking admission to the First Circuit bar are required to submit their bar application and pay the admission fee electronically absent a waiver from the Clerk's Office. Attorneys may also pay online for certificates of admission and certificates of good standing. Attorneys paying online will be able to pay by credit/debit card or by electronic debit from a checking or savings account using a routing number. Instructions are available here.
The only fees payable to the Circuit Clerk that can be paid online at this time are the attorney admission fee and the fee to obtain a Certificate of Admission or Certificate of Good Standing. Other fees payable to the Circuit Clerk must be paid by check or money order made out to Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals.