Judicial Division Lawyers Conference

US Supreme Court Bar Admissions Program

For many years, the JD Lawyers Conference has sponsored a Supreme Court Bar Admissions Program., hosting a small group of Judicial Division members in Washington, D.C. for an extraoridnary visit.  

Applications for the October 7th 2019 Supreme Court Admissisons Program are closed.    

Please contact julianna.peacock@americanbar.org to be one of the first informed when the date is selected for the next Admissions Program.

2019 Program Highlights 

  • Coffee & Case Preview with Daryl Joseffer, Chief Counsel for Appellate Litigation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Litigation Center
  • Swearing-In Ceremony, with admission motioned for by Judicial Division Chair, Justice Elizabeth Lang-Miers (Ret.) 
  • Reserved seats at oral arguments (see the October Arguments Calendar here)
  • Lunch at the Supreme Court
  • Private tour of the Courtroom
  • The Lawyers Conference has invited Justice Kavanaugh to greet the admissions group and is working with his office to schedule a meeting
  • Optional group dinner the evening before the Ceremony, with Judicial Division and Lawyers Conference leadership

Admission Criteria

  1. You have been admitted to practice to the highest court of a State, Territory or the District of Columbia for at least three years prior to the date of the application; 
  2. You have not have received any adverse disciplinary action or pronouncement in effect during that three year period; 
  3. You are of good moral and professional character.
  4. You are able to pay the program fee of $350 for Judicial Division members, $400 for ABA members, or $450 for non-ABA members.  This fee includes the $200 admission fee for the Supreme Court, which will be sent on your behalf to the Court.

 Application Instructions

  1. Contact Julie Peacock at julianna.peacock@americanbar.org to register & reserve a spot in the group.  You must be able to be in D.C. on the date of the Ceremony. 
  2. Fill out the Bar Admission Application found at  www.supremecourt.gov/bar/barapplication.pdf.  Please make sure both sponsor signatures are original on the same page.  Please do not fill out the final section on page 2, written motion for admission, as you will be admitted on verbal motion in an open court.
  3. Obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the presiding judge, clerk, or other authorized official of the highest court of a State, Commonwealth, Territory or Possession, or of the District of Columbia, evidencing the fact that you have been a member of the Bar of such court for at least three years and are in good standing.  
  4. Mail the application and certificate to Julie Peacock, who will forward it to the Court on your behalf with the group's application.

Program Contact Information   

Julie Peacock
321 N. Clark St., Floor 18, Chicago, IL 60654