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IndyBarApplication Process for New Attorney ID Cards to Begin Dec. 20

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It’s renewal time for City-County Building Attorney Identification Cards, and the process has gone online. Starting Dec. 20, attorneys seeking to renew cards or apply for new cards can do so online at https://www.biz.indygov.org/attorneycards/.

The online process will allow attorneys to more conveniently complete the application and provide necessary documentation, including verification of good standing and photo uploading. Upon completion of the online application, cards can be picked up every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Court Administrator’s Office (Room T-1221, 12th Floor, City-County Building). A government issued photo ID must be provided when picking up the card. Cards issued beginning Jan. 1, 2014, will be valid until Dec. 31, 2015.

The attorney identification cards, which cost $35, are offered as a privilege to members of the Indiana bar as officers of the court. An authorized attorney identification card may be presented to a court security officer at a security screening station, permitting the attorney to enter a secured area without having his or her person or articles automatically subjected to a search. The Court Administrator’s office must be notified immediately if there is a change in status of the attorney applicant, such as resignation, suspension or disbarment from the practice of law, retirement, or if the card is lost or stolen.

Questions regarding the online application can be directed to 317-233-2114 or customerservice@logoindiana.com. Contact the Court Administrator’s office (317-327-4747) or the IndyBar (317-269-2000) with questions about the cards or the application process.

Steps to Obtain an Attorney ID Card

1. Visit https://www.biz.indygov.org/attorneycards/ to complete the online application.

2. When prompted, enter your electronic signature. By doing so, you acknowledge you have read and agree to the terms and policy statement (available online at http://www.indy.gov/eGov/Courts/Pages/AttorneyID.aspx)

3. Enter in your Bar ID to be validated against the State Roll of Attorneys. If you are in good standing, you will proceed to the next step.

4. Upload a photo for the ID card. See below for parameters for the photo.

5. Pay for the Attorney ID Card via electronic check or credit card in the amount of $35.

6. Once payment by electronic check or credit card is completed, you will receive a receipt with the instructions on where and when to pick up your card.

Photo Requirements

Photo must be in JPEG (.JPG) format and no larger than 1 MB.

Photo must be taken at shoulder height and above.

Nothing may obstruct the view of the face or head: no hoods, hats, sunglasses, masks, etc.

The background must be a neutral color/setting; no neon, black, multi-colored or patterned backgrounds, and the photo may only contain the image of the requesting attorney: no other person, pet or object may be in the photo.

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