Special Mass Swearing-In Ceremony

The Spring 2024 Mass Hybrid Swearing-In TBD

Special Mass Swearing-In 

Congratulations on becoming eligible to take your Georgia Attorney’s oath! 

Our Constituency Services office hosts will host a hybrid, in-person and virtual swearing-in ceremony on TBD. We are excited to host our first in-person swearing-in ceremony since 2017! If you are unable to attend the in-person ceremony, please choose the virtual option when you register. The virtual swearing-in ceremony will occur at the same time as the in-person ceremony.  


In-Person & Virtual Swearing-in Registration link: 

The registration deadline ends on TBD.


Other information you need to know: 

In-Person Swearing-In LocationFulton County Government Center’s Commissioner’s Assembly Hall at 141 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 

In-Person & Virtual Swearing-In Date: TBD

In-Person & Virtual Swearing-In Time: 10 -11 a.m. EST 

Other In-Person Events: Reception to follow at same location at 11 a.m. EST 

In-Person & Virtual Swearing-In Dress Code: Business Attire 

Event Sponsor: Delta Airlines 

Number of Guests Allowed at In-person swearing-in: 4 guests max 

Streaming Link for Family: Will be shared 48 hours before the ceremony 


Certificate of Eligibility Information: 

As a part of registering, you must email a copy of your certificate of eligibility and photo ID (pdf, png or jpg) to Nicholas.Cotten@fultoncountyga.gov

Include in the email the date of the ceremony that you wish to participate in.

Please provide the phonetic spelling of your name(s) on the front of your certificate of eligibility, if it’s commonly mispronounced. 

Once you have emailed the certificate of eligibility, you must mail the original version (using some form of tracking). Your swearing-in file cannot be fully completed until we receive the original certificate by mail 

Please mail to:  

Fulton County Clerk of Superior and Magistrate Courts 

Attn: Nicholas F. Cotten/ Bar Admissions 

136 Pryor Street SW 

Atlanta, GA 30303 


Once you have taken your oath and fully completed your swearing-in process, our office will electronically submit your swearing-in documents to the State Bar of Georgia on your behalf and provide you with the next steps to register with The State Bar. 

We pride ourselves on making every swearing-in ceremony as memorable as possible for each applicant; therefore, we require your registration form to be completed by November 1, 2023, to add you to the mass swearing-in ceremony and prepare your file. Failure to provide such notice may result in a denial of immediate service and will require applicants to schedule for the next available swearing-in date.  

If the November 9th date is not convenient for you, please consider contacting another Superior Court Clerk's Office of your preference; however, we do hope we are able to assist you. Additionally, if you wish to have an in-person ceremony, please utilize the following link https://www.fultoncourt.org/superior-court-judges to contact the Fulton County Judge of your choice. Once you have scheduled a date and time, you are required to provide those details to Nicholas.Cotten@fultoncountyga.gov via email. Please allow at least 48 business hours from the time of scheduling to the event date.   

If you are admitted under the recent Provisional Admission to Practice Order granted by the Georgia Supreme Court, you are still required to take an oath to be admitted to practice. Such applicants must also present a certificate of eligibility prior to taking their oath. Please refer to the instructions above to schedule your Attorney’s Oath ceremony. 

**County swearing-in ceremonies are only applicable to the trial-level courts in the state but are not applicable to the Supreme, Appellate, or Northern District Courts. Separate swearing-in ceremonies must be scheduled with those courts. 

**Note: State Bar of Georgia membership fees are directly impacted by the dates applicants are sworn in with the Superior Court. Please contact the State Bar of Georgia for more information regarding membership rates. Swearing-In