NOTICE TO APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE GEORGIA BAR
Congratulations on recently passing the Georgia Bar Exam and/or to those 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.
Should you choose Fulton County to be sworn-in; the mass swearing in ceremony will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017. The Honorable, (Kelly Ellerbe) will preside. 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. 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 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 7, 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
There will be no individual oaths administered from June 1- June 19, 2017.
Should you not participate in the mass swearing-in ceremony and wish to take your attorney's oath individually or if you reside out of state and opt to be sworn-in via proxy, please view the "In-State Swearing-In" or "Out-of-State Swearing-In (Proxy) "processes on their respective pages.
For more information regarding the mass swearing-in ceremony, please contact Nicholas F. Cotten via email at Nicholas.firstname.lastname@example.org or Shatavia Walton at Shatavia.email@example.com.
**Note: State Bar of Georgia membership fees are directly impacted by the dates in which applicants are sworn-in with the Superior Court. Please contact the State Bar of Georgia for more information regarding membership rates.