Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony

2018 Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony

The Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association is hosting the 2018 Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the United States Supreme Court. As in years past, we will be inviting the Justices to join us for a breakfast reception after the ceremony. Although the Younger Lawyers Division sponsors this event, FBA members of all ages and levels of practice are welcome to participate. While some believe that the highlight of the day is being sworn in before the Supreme Court Justices in the historic courtroom of the highest court in the land, many others find the breakfast reception to be equally memorable. Each year we have been joined by one or two Justices. Whatever your preference, joining the most elite bar in the United States is an experience that will last a lifetime.

We hope you will consider participating in the 2018 Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony. Applications for this year's ceremony will be accepted starting Thursday, March 1st, 2018 and must be submitted via mail, along with the appropriate payment, to the Federal Bar Association at the address below. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST on Monday, April 9, 2018 in order to be considered for this year’s ceremony. Instructions for admission to the Supreme Court Bar can be found here.

Federal Bar Association
Attn: Anthony Jones
1220 North Fillmore Street
Suite 444
Arlington, VA 22201


A few important reminders:

• Applications should be assembled with the personal statement on top, next the certificate of good standing from the highest state court, and then the applicant's check. Paper clipped together -- PLEASE DO NOT STAPLE. The admission fee is $200.00. Make checks payable to the "Supreme Court of the United States." Checks should be dated May 29, 2018.

• A completed application consists of a typed first and second page of the application, a Certificate of Good Standing from the Supreme Court of the State where the attorney has been practicing for the past three years (only one is needed) and the $200.00 application fee.

• All signatures on the second page of the application must be original and must be on the same page.

• The seating capacity of the courtroom is limited. Children under six may not be admitted to the Courtroom. The number of guests in the courtroom is limited to ONE PER APPLICANT.

• There will be a breakfast for all admittees and their guests. If you plan to attend the breakfast, please include a check made payable to the Federal Bar Association, for $15 per person attending the breakfast.


Admissions to the Supreme Court Bar

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