Members of the bar of the Northern District of Georgia may apply for an attorney photo ID card (also known as the “blue card”). Attorneys issued this card may bring cellular telephones with cameras and other electronic equipment into the federal courthouses of the Northern District of Georgia without a court order. For security reasons, attorneys must visit the Human Resources Department in person to apply for the card. Attorney ID cards are issued only between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM, Monday through Friday, at:
Richard B. Russell Federal Building and United States Courthouse
75 Ted Turner Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3309
Absent unusual circumstances, an applicant should receive his or her ID card at the same time he or she applies for it. Although an ID card previously may have been issued with an expiration date, the card continues to be valid and accepted while the holder remains a member in good standing of the bar of the Northern District of Georgia. The card is issued by the U.S. Marshals Service and remains their property.