The Nevada Supreme Court Justices will conduct a virtual swearing-in ceremony and an in-person swearing-in ceremony this spring to administer the Oath of Attorney to new admittees. Multiple virtual swearing-in ceremonies will be conducted on Friday, May 14, 2021, beginning at 3:30 p.m. For the virtual swearing-in ceremony, the admittees will be divided into groups small enough that family and friends can witness the admittee taking the oath on the webcast. The in-person swearing-in ceremony will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, Rooms N245-N251, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. Due to the ongoing pandemic, space is limited and admittees will be limited to having 2 guests in attendance.
- How will I know if I am eligible to participate in a swearing-in ceremony?
Shortly after the exam results are released, you will be sent a letter informing you that the Nevada Supreme Court has ordered you admitted to the practice of law and inviting you to participate in a videoconference swearing-in ceremony. The letter will be accompanied by a copy of the Oath of Attorney.
In order to attend the virtual swearing-in ceremony, you must RSVP electronically to email@example.com and attach a pdf copy of your signed Oath of Attorney. Your RSVP and signed Oath of Attorney must be received by the clerk of the court by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in order for you to participate in one of the virtual swearing-in sessions.
No RSVP is required to attend the in-person swearing-in ceremony.
- Do I have to return the Oath of Attorney in order to participate in the swearing-in ceremony?
In order to participate in the virtual swearing-in ceremony you must attach a pdf copy of your signed Oath of Attorney to your RSVP email. Your RSVP with attached Oath of Attorney must be received by the Nevada Supreme Court Clerk by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
If you plan to attend the in-person swearing-in ceremony, please bring your signed Oath of Attorney with you to the ceremony.
A blank copy of the Oath of Attorney will be provided to you with the invitation to participate in the swearing in ceremony. The Oath of Attorney is also available at https://www.nvbar.org/wp-content/uploads/Oath%20of%20Attorney.pdf.
- How do I attend the virtual swearing-in ceremony?
Upon timely receipt of your RSVP and signed Oath of Attorney, and after the time to RSVP has passed, you will receive an email notifying you of the time and videoconference login information for your swearing-in ceremony and a copy of the guidelines for the ceremony. Those who timely submitted their RSVP and signed Oath of Attorney who have not received this information by noon Thursday, May 13, 2021, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How long is the virtual swearing-in ceremony?
Admittees attending the virtual swearing-in ceremony will be sworn-in during one of several videoconference sessions. Each session is anticipated to last approximately 20 minutes.
The swearing-in ceremony is a court session and you should be dressed professionally.
- Will my family/friends be able to view the virtual swearing-in ceremony?
Yes, the swearing-in ceremonies will be live webcast for public viewing at: www.nvcourts.gov/supreme. We encourage you to inform your family and friends of the date and time you will be sworn-in so they can watch the live webcast and share in this momentous occasion with you. However, you are not to share your videoconference meeting ID and participant passcode with others.
- How many people can I bring with me to the in-person swearing-in ceremony?
Unfortunately, due to restrictions resulting from the ongoing pandemic, space is limited and each admittee will be limited to having 2 guests in attendance.
- Is attendance at either the virtual ceremony or the in-person ceremony mandatory?
No. You may be sworn-in by any judge or any notary public or any other person authorized to administer oaths in any jurisdiction. Be advised, you must complete and return the signed Oath of Attorney to the Supreme Court of Nevada by August 31, 2021, or your application will be deemed withdrawn. See Addendum 1. Policies and Procedures of the Board of Bar Examiners and the Moral Character and Fitness Committee, VII(44) https://www.leg.state.nv.us/CourtRules/SCR_Addenda.html.
- When can I expect to receive my law license after the ceremony?
After the swearing-in ceremony, the Nevada Supreme Court Clerk's Office will file the signed Oath of Attorney and begin processing the license. You will be authorized to practice law after the swearing-in ceremony. The printed license will be mailed to a new admittee approximately 150 days following the date of admission.