Attorney's Oath/ Georgia Bar Info.

Congratulations on recently passing the Georgia Bar Exam and/or becoming eligible to practice on motion in the State of Georgia! If you graduated from law school and have passed the MPRE, you are now eligible for admission into the State Bar of Georgia! As an applicant, you may choose any county in Georgia to be sworn in and formally admitted; however, we are honored that you are considering Fulton County.

 

Should you choose Fulton County to be sworn-in; the mass swearing in ceremony will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017. The service will take place in the Assembly Hall, located at Fulton County Government Center on 141 Pryor Street at 10:00 a.m.; however, you should plan to arrive around 9:30 a.m. to check in before the ceremony begins. The Honorable, Judge Eric Dunaway will preside.

Family and friends are welcome to attend and you are not required to have a sponsor to represent you.

If you desire to be sworn in at this ceremony, your original Certificate of Eligibility must be received in this office no later than 5:00p.m, Friday, December 8, 2017.

***If you have an uncommon name, please provide the phonetic pronunciation of your name printed directly on your Certificate of Eligibility. We strongly suggest that you contact our office several days prior to the ceremony to ensure that your certificate has been received. We also recommend that you request for a recipient’s signature upon delivery, should you choose to mail your certificate. You may also personally deliver your original certificate of eligibility to our office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.                                     

 

We are located at:

Cathelene "Tina" Robinson, Clerk of Superior Court

Attention: Nicholas F. Cotten/Bar Admission

136 Pryor Street, SW, Suite C-151

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

 

Due to the large number of applicants that will be sworn in, there will be no individual oaths administered in Fulton County from November 24 December 15, 2017.

Should this present an inconvenience for you, we sorrowfully recommend that you contact another county within the State of Georgia to be sworn in. Please direct all questions to Nicholas F. Cotten at (404)-613-4217 or via email at nicholas.cotten@fultoncountyga.gov, or the customer assistance desk at (404)-613-5313/5314.

Should you choose to not participate in the mass ceremony, you are responsible for scheduling your own individual ceremony and completing the necessary provisions needed to take an independent oath.

From this link, http://www.fultoncourt.org/judges/superiorcourt.php, contact a Fulton County Superior Court Judge, schedule a time and date to be sworn in and email copies of your certificate of eligibility, driver's license and the specifics of your ceremony to Nicholas.cotten@fultoncountyga.gov at least 48 hours prior to your confirmed swearing in date (this is a mandatory time frame). On the day of your swearing in, please report to the Clerk's office at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time with your original certificate and you will be escorted to the judges chambers.

If you reside out of state and wish to be sworn in by proxy, please scan and email a copy of your original certificate of eligibility and state issued I.D. to nicholas.cotten@fultoncountyga.gov and indicate in the email that you wish to be sworn in by proxy. Also provide your phone number and out-of-state mailing address. Instructions will be forwarded to you (via email) on this process once your request is received.

***This swearing-in is not applicable for the Supreme, Appellate or Northern District Courts. Separate swearing-in's must be coordinated with those municipalities individually.