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NOVEMBER BAR ADMISSION CEREMONIES FOR JULY 2016 EXAMINEES


  • Bar Admission Ceremonies will be held Thursday, November 10, 2016, in the five (5) Judicial Districts:

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JUDICIAL DISTRICT 1
*Session 1 – 9:45 a.m.
*Session 2 - 12:45 p.m.
Arie Crown Theater
2301 Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois

JUDICIAL DISTRICT 3
11:00 a.m
I-Wireless Center
1201 River Drive
Moline, Illinois

JUDICIAL DISTRICT 2
10:00 A.M.
Hemmens Memorial Building
Elgin Civic Center Plaza
150 Dexter Court
Elgin, Illinois

JUDICIAL DISTRICT 4
10:00 A.M.
Auditorium
Michael J. Howlett Building
Second and Jackson Street
Springfield, Illinois
JUDICIAL DISTRICT 5
2:00 P.M.
Southern Illinois University
School of Law - Auditorium
Carbondale, Illinois

  *Candidates will be notified of the session to which they are assigned.

  • A successful examinee is not eligible for admission to the bar until certified to the Court by the Board of Admissions.  (This is in addition to the character and fitness certification.)  The Board sends certifications to the Clerk of the Supreme Court as names are certified.  The Clerk's Office then notifies candidates of certification by letter.
  • A candidate is assigned to a district ceremony based on a candidate's address (e.g., a Cook County address will be assigned to the First District ceremony in Chicago).  Any address changes must be lodged with the Clerk's Office via e-mail to slockett@illinoiscourts.gov no later than 4:30 p.m. on November 2, 2016.
  • For a name change, the Clerk's Office requires a letter from the candidate with a copy of the documentation pertaining to the change of name (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.).  For the November 10, 2016 ceremony, the Clerk's office must receive the name change request no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016.      
  • Any candidate certified after Wednesday, November 2, 2016, will not be eligible to participate in the ceremony on November 10, 2016.  However, the Clerk's Office will send a letter notifying a candidate of the licensing process after November 10, 2016, as a candidate becomes certified.  Do not contact the Clerk's Office until you receive the notification.
  • Candidates in the First District may only bring three guests due to limited seating.  No exceptions will be made.
  • Business attire for candidates is mandatory.  Failure to dress appropriately may result in the withholding of a candidate's license at the ceremony on November 10, 2016.
  • Before the bar admission ceremony begins you will be required to sign your oath or affirmation as an attorney.