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Admissions Ceremony & Oath of Admission

The Office of Attorney Registration administers the Oath of Admission weekly via Zoom to pre-registered individuals who have been cleared for admission; these ceremonies are for On Motion, UBE Score Transfer, and Exam applicants. Do not come to our Office to take the Oath of Admission; the Office is not accepting walk-ins.

Procedures for Registering to Take the Oath of Admission and Required Documentation:

You must complete the online registration process to be assigned to an Admissions Ceremony. Do not register to take the Oath of Admission until you have been cleared for admission by the Attorney Admissions Office. Please do not come to our Office to register for a ceremony or to take the Oath of Admission in-person.

If your Clearance Letter/Notice issued by the Office of Attorney Admissions is MORE than 90 days old from the date of issuance, you must fill-out and submit this Questionnaire at that time you register to take the Oath. Please submit the completed Questionnaire to attorney_registration@coloradosupremecourt.us and in your email with this document note whether you have already registered for a ceremony.

For applicants being admitted by EXAM: please note that bar exam scores (from date of issuance of bar results) and compliance with the Mandatory Professionalism Course (attendance date of the course) are each valid for 18 months. If you have exceeded this timeframe, you will not be allowed to take the Oath and will be directed to follow-up with the Office of Attorney Admissions for further guidance.

Admissions ceremonies via Zoom take place every Thursday, with some exceptions. If you have questions regarding the scheduling of a ceremony, please contact attorney_registration@coloradosupremecourt.us.

Ceremonies will be streamed live on YouTube for family and friends to view. We will provide a link to the YouTube channel to share with your family and friends once the online registration is complete. Therefore, please do not forward your specific invitation for the ceremony to anyone, as this is a unique login for just the approved individual. After each ceremony, our Office will confirm attendance and activate your license accordingly.

Registering for a Ceremony:

For individuals that have been cleared to take the oath of admission by the Office of Attorney Admissions, please click here to register for the next remote ceremony.

DO NOT register for an admissions ceremony in anticipation of being cleared for admission; please only sign-up once you have been cleared for admission. Anyone who signs-up prior to being cleared for admission will NOT be processed.

Once our Office receives your completed submission (including online payment of fee by credit card), our Office will confirm approval of your clearance to take the Oath of Admission and then provide by email an invitation with instructions to attend the next ceremony. Please note that despite your online registration, this is a manual process for our staff to ensure only those cleared to be admitted attend, as well as setting up your new attorney registration record. You will not receive an automated email at the time you submit your registration. Please plan ahead accordingly and submit your online registration at least two business days prior to the next scheduled ceremony; registrations received less than two business days prior to the next scheduled ceremony may be assigned to a ceremony for the following week. Also, during high-volume registration periods following the release of bar exam results, processing will take longer and you may be assigned to a ceremony taking place in the week following your submission as registrations are processed in the order received.

The Oath of Admission can be found here on our website.

Administration of the Oath by an Approved Judicial Officer:

If you wish to have the Oath of Admission administered to you by an approved judicial officer (and not via the Office’s Zoom ceremony), please contact our Office at attorney_registration@coloradosupremecourt.us Please note that judges who are retired, and are not on Senior Status or otherwise hold a state or federal judicial position, may not administer the Oath of Admission. Approval for this process can take a few days, timing depending on whether all documentation has been properly filled-out, received and processed by our Office, and an Order issued approving that the designated judicial officer may administer the Oath to you. Please plan accordingly. Once the Order has been issued for a designated judicial officer to administer the Oath, you cannot change the judicial officer without receiving an updated Order.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding clearance by the Office of Attorney Admissions, and/or expiration of your bar exam scores, clearance letter, or mandatory professionalism course, please contact your licensure analyst through your CiviCore Applicant Portal or email the Admissions Office at bleinfo@csc.state.co.us For any further questions on registering for one of the remote ceremonies, please contact attorney_registration@coloradosupremecourt.us.

Please note that despite your online registration, this is a manual process for our staff to ensure only those cleared to be admitted attend, as well as setting up your new attorney registration record. You will not automatically receive an email about which ceremony you have been assigned to at the time you submit your registration. Once your registration paperwork has been processed, our staff will assign you to a ceremony and will contact you at that time via email regarding protocols for attendance.

Please do not assume you will be assigned to a particular ceremony.

Colorado Attorney ID numbers are usually available within 24 hours of an applicant taking the Oath of Admission and can be located on our website here.

JULY 2022 BAR EXAM SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS – SWEARING-IN CEREMONY

The in-person admission ceremony will be held on Monday, October 31, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at the Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver, Colorado. This will be the first opportunity for you to take the oath after the bar exam results are released. You will not be able to request having the oath administered by an Approved Judicial Officer until after the October 31, 2022 ceremony.

In order to attend the mandatory admission ceremony scheduled for Monday, October 31, 2022, you must register with the Attorney Registration Office PRIOR TO THE CEREMONY. Please plan ahead and register for the October ceremony by October 28th. To register for the ceremony you must complete the online New Attorney Registration form. Do not register to take the Oath of Admission until you have been cleared for admission by the Attorney Admissions Office. If you are cleared to take the Oath of Admission on or after October 28th but prior to the start of the ceremony, please complete the online registration form and email our office to give us notice of a late registration. Please do not come to our Office to register for the ceremony. All registrations must be completed through the online portal.

When you register, you will be required to (1) complete the online registration form; (2) pay the license fee of $40 (by credit card only); (3) personally sign and subscribe to the oath of admission; and, (4) complete all necessary forms for the annual registration of attorneys pursuant to C.R.C.P. 227. After completing the New Attorney Registration Form, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on attending the ceremony. The email is NOT automatic; this is a manual process. The staff must verify that you are authorized to take the Oath of Admission prior to clearing you to attend the ceremony.

Procedure After Registering for the Ceremony: Once you submit your New Attorney Registration Form online, you’ve submitted the New Attorney License Fee of $40, and the staff have confirmed you have submitted all required documentation, you will receive an email from the Office of Attorney Registration with the procedures for participating in the ceremony at Boettcher Concert Hall. Please note that the email will contain a QR code. You will need a printed copy of that QR code with you at the ceremony when you check-in. The office must verify that each applicant is in attendance at the ceremony and has taken the Oath prior to being able to issue a license and attorney ID number. Once you arrive at Boettcher Concert Hall for the ceremony, you will check-in with the office staff and drop off your printed email containing the QR code. Note that these QR codes are specific to you! You cannot share the QR code with another individual in attendance, as it will not verify that individual is in attendance. It is paramount that you register in advance of the ceremony to ensure you receive your personal QR code. If you do not receive an email from the Office of Attorney Registration at least two days prior to the ceremony, please contact the Office immediately by emailing attorney_registration@coloradosupremecourt.com

Click here to complete the online New Attorney Registration Form.

Not able to attend the October 31st in-person ceremony? If you are unable to be present for the October 31st admission ceremony, you may register for an online ceremony starting the day after the October 31st ceremony has taken place; you may not register for an online ceremony that takes place prior to October 31st.

Taking the Oath by an Approved Judicial Officer? Please see the instructions above regarding taking the Oath of Admission by an approved Judicial Officer. You may start the process for taking the Oath of Admission by an Approved Judicial Officer starting the day after the October 31st ceremony has taken place.

Admission on Hold? Please note that the Office of Attorney Registration is responsible for administering the Oath of Admission; this is the Office you will be communicating with throughout your legal career as a licensed attorney in Colorado. Once the Office of Attorney Admissions clears an applicant to take the Oath of Admission, the Admissions office cannot assist you with any issues regarding taking the Oath. And, vice versa, the Office of Attorney Registration cannot assist you with clearance issues to take the Oath if you have not been cleared by the Office of Attorney Admissions. If you are not cleared to take the Oath of Admission and your application is on hold, please communicate with your licensure analyst regarding your application deficiencies and steps required for clearance.

If you have any questions about the Admission Ceremony or other aspects of taking the Oath of Admission – please email the Office of Attorney Registration at attorney_registration@coloradosupremecourt.com