Form 46A "Application for Admission of an Attorney to the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims"

What Is Form 46A?

This is a legal form that was released by the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on February 1, 2012 and used country-wide. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on February 1, 2012;
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS
Instructions for Attorney Admission to Practice
Eligibility. Rule 46(a)(1) of the Court's Rules of Practice and Procedure provides:
(1) Admission of attorneys to bar of Court.
(A) General. A person of good moral character and repute who has been admitted to practice in the
Supreme Court of the United States, or the highest court of any state, the District of Columbia, or a
United States territory or commonwealth within the meaning of 48 U.S.C. § 1904(e)(5), and is
in good standing therein, may be admitted to the bar of the Court upon application. See Rules of
Admission and Practice.
(B) Active Status. Practice before the Court requires an attorney to maintain active status in good
standing in the highest court of any state, the District of Columbia, or a United States territory or
commonwealth within the meaning of 48 U.S.C. § 1904(e)(5).
(C) Application. An attorney at law may be admitted to the bar of the Court upon filing with the Clerk
a completed application accompanied by the applicable fee (payable by check or money order) and
a current certificate from the clerk of the appropriate court showing that the applicant is a member in
good standing of the bar of one of the courts named in paragraph (A) of this subsection. A current
court certificate is one executed not earlier than 3 months before the date of the filing of the
application.
Application. Attached is an application for admission. You must submit a certificate of good standing from
the clerk of one of the specified courts [not a letter from your state bar]. If no local attorney is sponsoring
your admission, you may leave the motion portion of the form blank and a Court staff attorney will move
your admission.
Restrictions on practice. If you are an officer or employee of the U. S. Government, or if you are a former
federal officer or employee whose service involved matters relating to veterans affairs, 18 U.S.C. § 205 or
§ 207 may prohibit you from representing an appellant or petitioner before this Court. These laws will not
prevent your admission to practice, but if you think they may apply to you, you should contact the Designated
Agency Ethics Official or an ethics counselor at your current or former agency, or the Office of Government
Ethics, for advice before you agree to represent someone.
Fee Agreements. If you represent an appellant or petitioner before this Court, you must submit for filing
with the Court a notice of appearance in the detail set out in Form 3 in the Appendix of Forms, and a copy
of any retainer agreement and any fee agreement with that person. Rule 46(b) and 38 U.S.C. § 7263.
Practitioner lists. The Court maintains two practitioner lists.
a. An internal list of all persons admitted to practice. We use this list to verify your status when you
enter an appearance in a case, to tell you about judicial conferences and other significant Court matters, and
to provide certificates of good standing at your request.
b. A public list of practitioners who have said that they are available to represent appellants. We
send this state-by-state alphabetical list with our notice of docketing to each self-represented person who files
a notice of appeal, and we post the list on our website. We will include your name, address, telephone
number, and e-mail address only if you request. You may receive inquiries from appellants about
representation and from persons who want to sell books, conduct education programs, or organize bar
activities.
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS
Instructions for Attorney Admission to Practice
Eligibility. Rule 46(a)(1) of the Court's Rules of Practice and Procedure provides:
(1) Admission of attorneys to bar of Court.
(A) General. A person of good moral character and repute who has been admitted to practice in the
Supreme Court of the United States, or the highest court of any state, the District of Columbia, or a
United States territory or commonwealth within the meaning of 48 U.S.C. § 1904(e)(5), and is
in good standing therein, may be admitted to the bar of the Court upon application. See Rules of
Admission and Practice.
(B) Active Status. Practice before the Court requires an attorney to maintain active status in good
standing in the highest court of any state, the District of Columbia, or a United States territory or
commonwealth within the meaning of 48 U.S.C. § 1904(e)(5).
(C) Application. An attorney at law may be admitted to the bar of the Court upon filing with the Clerk
a completed application accompanied by the applicable fee (payable by check or money order) and
a current certificate from the clerk of the appropriate court showing that the applicant is a member in
good standing of the bar of one of the courts named in paragraph (A) of this subsection. A current
court certificate is one executed not earlier than 3 months before the date of the filing of the
application.
Application. Attached is an application for admission. You must submit a certificate of good standing from
the clerk of one of the specified courts [not a letter from your state bar]. If no local attorney is sponsoring
your admission, you may leave the motion portion of the form blank and a Court staff attorney will move
your admission.
Restrictions on practice. If you are an officer or employee of the U. S. Government, or if you are a former
federal officer or employee whose service involved matters relating to veterans affairs, 18 U.S.C. § 205 or
§ 207 may prohibit you from representing an appellant or petitioner before this Court. These laws will not
prevent your admission to practice, but if you think they may apply to you, you should contact the Designated
Agency Ethics Official or an ethics counselor at your current or former agency, or the Office of Government
Ethics, for advice before you agree to represent someone.
Fee Agreements. If you represent an appellant or petitioner before this Court, you must submit for filing
with the Court a notice of appearance in the detail set out in Form 3 in the Appendix of Forms, and a copy
of any retainer agreement and any fee agreement with that person. Rule 46(b) and 38 U.S.C. § 7263.
Practitioner lists. The Court maintains two practitioner lists.
a. An internal list of all persons admitted to practice. We use this list to verify your status when you
enter an appearance in a case, to tell you about judicial conferences and other significant Court matters, and
to provide certificates of good standing at your request.
b. A public list of practitioners who have said that they are available to represent appellants. We
send this state-by-state alphabetical list with our notice of docketing to each self-represented person who files
a notice of appeal, and we post the list on our website. We will include your name, address, telephone
number, and e-mail address only if you request. You may receive inquiries from appellants about
representation and from persons who want to sell books, conduct education programs, or organize bar
activities.
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APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION OF AN ATTORNEY
TO THE BAR OF
THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS
Rule 46: "
A person of good moral character and repute who has been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United
States, or the highest court of any state, the District of Columbia, or a United States territory or commonwealth within the
."
meaning of 48 U.S.C. § 1904(e)(5), and is in good standing therein, may be admitted to the bar of the Court upon application
1. Name: (Mr.)(Ms.)_____________________________________________________
Date of Birth:__________________________________
2. Business Mailing Address:_______________________________________________
_______________________________________________
_______________________________________________
3. Telephone Numbers: (Office)________________________(Home or Cell)
FAX Number: ________________________E-mail Address:__________________________________
List all courts in which you are currently admitted:
COURT
DATE OF ADMISSION
_______________________________________
_________________________________
_______________________________________
_________________________________
_______________________________________
_________________________________
_______________________________________
_________________________________
Attach a current certificate of good standing from one of the courts specified in Rule 46 executed within the
three months preceding the date of submission of this application. A letter or certificate from a state bar
will not satisfy this requirement.
4. Have you ever been suspended for misconduct or disbarred from the practice of law in any jurisdiction,
or is any action pending as to your conduct or fitness to practice law which could result in public discipline?
____If yes, explain in full (including dates) on continuation sheet.
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5. Have you ever had your right to practice in any jurisdiction or before any federal, state, or municipal
department, bureau, commission, office, or agency qualified, terminated, or withdrawn, or has any such entity
ever imposed public discipline on you, or is any such action pending? ______If yes, explain in full
(including dates) on continuation sheet.
6. Do you want to be admitted to the bar of this Court in open Court? ______
(If "Yes," the Clerk of the Court will contact you with the date and time of the admission ceremony.)
7. Do you want your name, address, and office telephone number included in the Court's public list of
practitioners who have indicated their availability to represent appellants? _____________
OATH (AFFIRMATION)
I,_________________________________, solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am an attorney at law in good
standing in the Courts listed above, and that I will conduct myself as an attorney and counselor of this
Court uprightly and according to law, and that I will support the Constitution of the United States.
I certify under penalty of perjury that the
________________________________________
foregoing is true and correct. (28 U.S.C. § 1746)
(Signature of Applicant)
Date____________________________________
MOTION
(Admission must be moved by a member of the Court's bar; if you do not know a member to act on your behalf, a Court
staff attorney will do so upon approval of your application.)
I,____________________________,a member of the bar of this Court, move for admission of the above
named attorney.
Date_____________________
__ ____________________________________________________
(Signature of Attorney)
FEE: A practice fee of $100 must accompany your
*FOR COURT USE ONLY*
application. Make check payable to:
U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Fee Paid [ ]
Date:
________________________
Send to:
Admitted [ ] \ Not Admitted [ ]
Admissions Clerk
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004
_______________________
Clerk of the Court
Date:__________________________
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