The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is raising the price of admission.
Actually, it’s not the 4th circuit, it’s all federal appeals courts. Judges propose to raise the admission fee for applicants to practice in the federal appeals courts from $150 to $176. When the 4th Circuit’s local fee of $20 is added in, lawyers will fork over a total of $196 to join the club.
The proposed fee increase takes effect Nov. 1. Comments are solicited, but the announcement makes it sound like the train has already left the station.