US District Court • Southern District of New York
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ECF USERS - ACTION REQUIRED. SDNY and EDNY to adopt NextGen ECF on October 9, 2018. Filers must take steps now to continue to electronically file. Click NextGen link below for more information.

Instructions for Attorney Name Change

Statement of Discipline

Ceremonial Swearing-In


Attorney Services Forms

Notice of Change
of Address

Order for Attorney Name Change

Pro Hac Vice

Beginning June 26, 2017, pursuant to the Standing Order 17-MC-201, attorneys commencing new miscellaneous civil actions in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York will be required to file these actions using the Court’s Electronic Case Filing (ECF) system.

To file an attorney name change the attorney must commence a new miscellaneous civil action on ECF.

  • Miscellaneous Case Initiating Document:
    Proposed Order for Attorney Name Change
    (use the name you were admitted to practice under).
  • Copy of State Letter Certificate changing attorney’s name
    (attach as exhibit to Miscellaneous Case Initiating Document)
  • Filing the Appropriate Fee for Name Change: $47.00 via
  • Fill out and check the box labeled "M 09-282 Attorney Change of Name" on the Miscellaneous Civil Cover Sheet
  • Docket the Miscellaneous Civil Cover Sheet as a separate docketing event. Civil Events → Other Filings → Other Documents → Miscellaneous Cover Sheet

Please review the Miscellaneous Case Opening Manual for additional help.

  • Add the attorney’s name as the petitioner.
  • Do not add any other parties.