Swearing-In Ceremony for July 2021 Bar Takers

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Due to COVID-19 and in order to adhere to current health advice and to ensure safety for all, the State Bar of California's Office of Admissions is allowing for virtual swearing-in ceremonies.

Swearing-In Ceremony - December 1, 2021

The Swearing-In Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, December 1, from 12 to 1 p.m via Zoom.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The ceremony will be livestreamed for family, friends, and colleagues at: https://youtu.be/9Cz32Twf79w

Attorney Oath - Loyola's Swearing-In Ceremony 

If you plan on attending Loyola Law School's Swearing-In Ceremony, and would like to have the presiding judge certify your oath card, you will need to e-mail your virtual oath card to Maya.Kalinowski@lls.edu by 12 pm on November 29. Loyola will mail the signed oath cards to the State Bar after they have been certified by the judge. 

The virtual oath card was emailed to you by the State Bar of California Office of Admissions using DocuSign. If you have any questions, please contact the State Bar at admissions@calbar.ca.gov or visit http://www.calbar.ca.gov/admissions

Before you email your oath card to Loyola, please make sure you complete the following:

  • Please fill in your current contact information on the card. If you do not have a current employer, use your current mailing address. For step by step instructions, click HERE.
  • After you finish, open your oath card by clicking Review Document. From there, you can click Other Actions > Print & Sign. 
  • Choose Download to download a copy of your oath card to your computer.

After filling out your virtual oath card and downloading a copy, please email to Maya Kalinowski at maya.kalinowski@lls.edu

If you prefer to deliver a printed copy of your virtual oath card, please place it in an envelope labeled "Alumni Office -Oath Card" and deliver to the Information Center located on the first floor of the Fritz B. Burns Building. You do not need to include the return envelope or stamp.

Information Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Loyola Law School
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Loyola will mail the signed oath cards to the State Bar after they have been certified by the judge. 

Attorney Oath - Alternate Certification

You can also take the oath and certify your oath card on your own prior to Loyola's Swearing-In Ceremony, and still attend as a ceremonial gesture. You do not need to submit another oath card after taking the ceremonial oath. There are a number of officials in California who are authorized to administer the oath - click the button below to view the full list. Please note the membership fee schedule below if you plan to certify your oath card on your own. 

Authorized Officials

Public Notary - at Loyola Law School

If you choose to certify your oath card on your own prior to the Swearing-In Ceremony, Loyola Law School offers a public notary on campus. You must make an appointment with Stan Borup by emailing him at stan.borup@lls.edu and follow all covid guidelines in order to be allowed on campus. 

 

Federal Application

If you would like to apply for admission into the Bar of the Central District of California, you will need to complete the Application for Admission to the Bar of the Central District of California online and pay the application fee. 

APPLY

Fees

All licensed attorneys pay annual license fees. Your first year's fees will be based on your date of admission, which is the date upon which you take your oath. If you choose to certify and send in your oath card on your own prior to December 1, you will be charged at half-year active fee. If you choose to certify and send in your oath card after December 1, the annual fees will be waived. Fees assessed in December 2021, or later, will also include 2022 active fees.

ANNUAL FEES

 

Questions?

We look forward to celebrating with you. If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Office at alumni.office@lls.edu.