Attorney's Oath

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 6, 2019. The service will take place in the Assembly Hall, located at the 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 Rebecca Crumrine Rieder 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 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019.
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***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 and Magistrate Courts
Attention: Nicholas F. Cotten/Bar Admission
136 Pryor Street, SW, Suite C-150
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 8th - Dec 9th, 2019.

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 email Nicholas F. Cotten, or the customer assistance desk at (404)-613-5313.

If unable or your choose to not participate in the mass ceremony, you are responsible for scheduling your own individual in-state swearing-in ceremony and completing the necessary provisions needed to take an independent oath.

If your reside out of state and wish to take your oath by proxy, please see Out-of-State Swearing-In and follow the provided instructions.

Please note***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.