December 5, 2017 - 8:30am
Supreme Court of the United States, 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543
Event Location: 
Supreme Court of the United States
1 First St NE
Washington, DC 20543
Phone: (202) 479-3000

About the Event

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to join the bar of the United States Supreme Court, with the help of MWELA. MWELA is hosting its first annual Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony. The 2017 event will be held at the Court on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

The swearing ceremony is limited to 12 applicants who are each allowed to bring one guest. Prior to the admission ceremony, MWELA will have a continental breakfast reception beginning at 8:30 AM in one of the Court's conference rooms. Following the ceremony and the oral arguments, newly admitted members and their guests will return to the conference room for a group photo and the opportunity to meet any Justices who might join.

Esteemed MWELA member Steve Chertkof will be moving the admission of his fellow MWELA members. Also, if you are already a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court, you are welcome to join the applicants at the continental breakfast reception as well as observe the day's arguments and admission ceremony, space permitting.

Following the admission ceremony, we encourage you to walk to the nearby Monocle restaurant for an "only in Washington" lunch experience.

The cost per person is $200 for the Court’s admission fee and $55 for the reception, including a guest. Lunch at the Monocle is not included.

Registration & Application Deadline:

If you wish to be sworn in, please register online and send your completed applications to MWELA on or before Monday, October 2, 2017. We will be submitting all applications together. A completed application consists of:

  • Your completed application form, typed and printed (which must include a signature from one of your two sponsors - Steve Chertkof will serve as your second sponsor);
  • Your Certificate of Good Standing from the highest court where you are admitted to practice law;
  • A check in the amount of $200.00 made payable to the Clerk, U.S. Supreme Court; and
  • A check in the amount of $55.00 made payable to MWELA for the continental breakfast reception.

To download the application for admission, please visit here.

For additional application for admission instructions, please visit here.