Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter: Admission to Eastern District of Pennsylvania Ceremony

The Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter
of the Federal Bar Association

Admission to Eastern District of Pennsylvania Ceremony


The officers of the Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association are proud to announce a very special event that has been organized for the chapter’s members. On Wednesday, February 28th at 4:30 pm, Judge Mark A. Kearney (of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania) will be in Pittsburgh for a trial and has graciously offered to swear in members of our chapter to the Eastern District. This event will save you the time and expense of otherwise having to travel to and from Philadelphia and coordinating a swearing in date. Logistics follow in the next paragraph.

PRE-SWEARING in Requirements:

1) Please go to http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/documents/forms/apl_atty.pdf to print the necessary form. Complete all of the required categories for you and the person moving your admission. (You can leave the signatures blank, to be signed at the ceremony. Also, please do not sign or write in the area that says “Deputy Clerk”.) Note: A copy of this completed form MUST be provided to the Eastern District via e-mail to Ulrike_Hevener@paed.uscourts.gov by no later than Monday, February 26, 2018. She will pre-approve the paperwork. Then you must bring the original with you to the swearing in ceremony so it can be signed, collected, and mailed to the Eastern District for the court’s signature.

2) Please make sure to have someone who is barred in the Eastern District and can move for your admission. If you do not know someone, please let us know and the FBA will help find someone who would be willing to assist you.

3) Please bring your check to the swearing in. Make sure your name is in the memo line so we know whose check is whose. We look forward to an excellent event and hope that as many members as possible will take advantage of this rare opportunity. There will also be a reception with Judge Kearney immediately following the ceremony.


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Please respond to Aaron Weiss, Chair of the Younger Lawyer Division, weiss@zklaw.com as soon as possible to RSVP for this event, as it is limited to 50 new admittees. We will also open up registration to non-members as of February 9, 2018. So RSVP as soon as possible.
February 28, 2018
4:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Joseph F. Weis, Jr. U.S. Courthouse
700 Grant Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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