Swearing-In Ceremony for February 2022 Bar Takers

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Swearing-In Ceremony - May 20, 2022

Loyola Law School will host a private Swearing-In Ceremony to administer the state and federal oaths to the new attorneys who passed the February 2022 State of California Bar Exam. The Swearing-In Ceremony will take place at Loyola Law School in Burns Lounge on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 12 to 1 p.m. with an outdoor reception immediately following.

LLS continues to monitor the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working diligently to safeguard the safety and well-being of our community. The ceremony will be livestreamed for family, friends and colleagues at: https://youtu.be/O5hl_sSMMd0

Registration opens Friday, May 6 at 6 p.m.


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 email your virtual oath card to alumni.office@lls.edu by 12 p.m. on May 13. Loyola will send the signed oath cards to the State Bar after they have been certified by the judge. No further action is needed on your end. 

Your virtual oath card will be 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 oathcard@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. Make sure to include Loyola Law School in the "Law Degree From" section.
  • Sign and date the form, but do not sign in the area where the judge signs. 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 the PDF copy, please email the document to the Alumni Office at alumni.office@lls.edu

Loyola will send 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. Do not submit your oath card if you are only taking the oath ceremoniously. 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. 

Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

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. 



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 (May 20, 2022). 



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