The Nevada Supreme Court Justices will conduct multiple virtual swearing-in ceremonies on Friday, November 13, 2020, to administer the Oath of Attorney to new admittees. The admittees will be divided into groups small enough that family and friends can witness the admittee taking the oath on the webcast. Videoconference sessions will be scheduled to start every half-hour beginning at 1:00 p.m.
- How will I know if I am eligible to participate in the 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.
Yes, you must RSVP and return a signed Oath of Attorney to the Nevada Supreme Court Clerk. You may send your RSVP electronically to email@example.com or in hard-copy format to: Elizabeth A. Brown, Clerk of the Supreme Court, 201 South Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701. If you RSVP in hard-copy format, your RSVP must include a current email address where we can send your videoconference login information. Your RSVP and signed Oath of Attorney must be received by the clerk of the court by 11:59 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2020, in order for you to participate in one of the swearing-in sessions.
- Do I have to return the Oath of Attorney in order to participate in the swearing-in ceremony?
Yes. In order to participate in the swearing-in ceremony you must return a signed Oath of Attorney to the Nevada Supreme Court Clerk by 11:59 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2020. A blank copy of the Oath of Attorney will be provided to you with the invitation to participate in the swearing in ceremony. Attach a signed copy of the Oath of Attorney to your RSVP accepting the invitation. The Oath of Attorney is also available at https://www.nvbar.org/wp-content/uploads/Oath%20of%20Attorney.pdf.
- How do I attend the swearing-in ceremony?
Upon timely receipt of your RSVP and signed Oath of Attorney, you will receive an email notifying you of the time and videoconference login information for your swearing-in ceremony and a copy of guidelines for the ceremony. Those who timely submitted their RSVP and signed Oath of Attorney who have not received this information by 9:00 a.m., Thursday, November 12, 2020, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How long is the swearing-in ceremony?
Admittees will be sworn-in during one of several videoconference sessions. Each session is anticipated to last no more than 20 minutes.
Although there is no specific dress code for the ceremony, this is a court session and you should be dressed professionally. Keep in mind that you will be expected to appear on camera when taking the oath.
- 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.
- Is attendance at the virtual ceremony mandatory?
- Can I have my attorney oath administered prior to or after the virtual ceremony?
Yes. If you have passed the bar examination and meet all requirements for admission, a copy of the Oath of Attorney is located in S.C.R. 73 or can be obtained at:
https://www.nvbar.org/wp-content/uploads/Oath%20of%20Attorney.pdf. 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 January 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.