Out-of-State Swearing-In

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.

Due social distancing recommendations related to COVID-19, we have canceled our in person summer mass swearing-in ceremony and temporarily modified our swearing-in processes to be held on a virtual platform. For more information regarding taking your Georgia Attorney’s Oath, please email a copy of your certificate of eligibility and photo ID (noting your mailing address) to Nicholas F. Cotten.

Until further notice, all in-state and out-of-state (proxy) swearing-ins will be held virtually and require you to have already received your original certificate of eligibility from the Supreme Court’s Office of Bar Admissions. You cannot be sworn in without it. Please contact the Office of Bar Admissions if you have not received your certificate. 

If you will be 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.

Please direct all inquiries regarding your swearing-in to Nicholas F. Cotten or (404) 613-4217. 

**This swearing-in is not applicable for the Supreme, Appellate or Northern District Courts. Separate swearing-in’s must be 

**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.