Young Lawyers Section

U.S. Supreme Court Group Admission Program

Wednesday, May 22 – Thursday, May 23, 2024

NYSBA Members are Invited to Spend An Exciting Day in Our Nation’s Capital

Please plan on joining us for an exciting trip to Washington, D.C., culminating with your admission to the Supreme Court of the United States.

The group admissions program is limited to 50 applicants, so early completion and submission of your application and court admission fee (separate from the pre-registration fee) is strongly advised. There will be a waitlist once we receive more than 50 applications. This program is open to all NYSBA members.

Registration has closed.

Application Deadline and Timeline

Pre-register online pay the pre-registration fee. Pre-registration does not guarantee you will be admitted. The program is limited to 50 applicants.

You will be e-mailed a packet with the United State Supreme Court application form and instructions within one week of your pre-registration. Is your email address with NYSBA up-to-date? If not, call 1-800-582-2452.

Complete your application form early to better your chance of confirming your seat. The packet will include a 2 page formal application form with instructions and a list of sponsors in your area with whom you may choose to ask to serve as your sponsors. Due to COVID you no longer need to meet with your sponsor. If you know of other U.S. Supreme Court admittees (who is not on the list provided) who are willing to serve as your sponsor(s), please feel free to contact them directly. The Court now accepts scanned signatures for sponsors on your application. Sponsors do not attend the admission ceremony.

You will also be required to submit an original e-version your Certificate of Good Standing from the presiding judge, clerk or other authorized official of the Appellate Division where you were admitted to practice on or before May 22, 2021. The certificate must note that you are a member in good standing and cannot be more than one year old.

March 1, 2024
Deadline to mail to NYSBA your completed application packet and final payment.

The first 50 applications will have their applications submitted by NYSBA to the U.S. Supreme Court for consideration. In addition to the NYSBA pre-registration fees, the U.S. Supreme Court charges a $200 admission fee that must be submitted via check to NYSBA with your application packet. NYSBA submits one payment for the entire group.

Additional applicants will go on a waiting list. Refunds will be given to those on the wait list and those whose application is not approved by the U.S. Supreme Court.

April 22, 2024
Last day for admittees to cancel for a refund. Refunds will be granted automatically if application is not accepted by the Court.

April 22, 2023
Hotel reservation deadline for the group rate.

May 23, 2023
Depart for Washington, D.C. and attend the Welcome Reception that evening.

May 24, 2023
Be Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court!

November 2023
Preregistration opens. Please pre-register early so NYSBA can send you the U.S. Supreme Court Admission Application packet.

Note: At no time should the applicants contact the Court directly, or mail anything to the Court. This is a group admission and all questions go to the Group Coordinator, as well as all completed applications and payments. Please contact Amy Jasiewicz at [email protected] or (518) 487-5682 with any questions.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

  • 3:00 P.M. Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee Meeting (Optional, All Welcome) at The Phoenix Park Hotel
  • 6:00 P.M. Welcome Reception at The Phoenix Park Hotel

Thursday, May 23, 2024

  • 7:15 A.M. – Meet in the Phoenix Park Hotel lobby and walk as a group to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 7:30 A.M. Arrival Time and Security Checkpoint.
  • 8:15 A.M. – 8:20 A.M. Groups are to be lined up in their designated area. Group Coordinator/Movant Check-In.
  • 8:20 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. Groups will be escorted by Clerk’s staff to their assigned rooms.
  • 8:30 A.M. – 9:10 A.M. Breakfast, photos, and bathroom breaks are during this timeframe.
  • 9:20 A.M. Clerk of the Court addresses the room. Coordinator and Guests are escorted to the Courtroom first.
  • 9:20 – 9:35 A.M. The Director of Admissions addresses Admittees prior to escort to the courtroom.
  • 10:00 A.M. Court gavels.
    Court admission concludes around 10:30. Admittees and guests make their way back to the hotel on their own.
  • 12:00 P.M. Group celebration luncheon at the hotel
    Program concludes.


To qualify for admission to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, an applicant must have been admitted to practice in the highest court of a State, Commonwealth, Territory or Possession, or the District of Columbia for a period of at least three years immediately before the date of application; must not have been the subject of an adverse disciplinary action pronounced or in effect during that 3-year period; and must appear to the Court to be of good moral and professional character.

Hotel Block and Reservations

Hotel Block and Reservations:

A limited block of room has been reserved as follows:

Hotel Accommodations are being held at the Phoenix Park Hotel for the New York State Bar Association.  Attendees may now book hotel accommodations by calling toll free # 855-371-6824 and identifying themselves as being with Group Code: 24965 or New York State Bar Association

Attendees may book their reservations directly online by clicking on the online reservation web link:

A major credit card information is required at time of reservation. Deadline date to make reservation is April 22, 2024.  Reservation requests received after this deadline date will be subject to availability and prevailing rate.

Individual cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to date of arrival to avoid one night’s room plus tax charge to credit card provided. Please obtain a cancellation # when doing so. Also a charge of one night’s room and tax will also be applicable to any guest who amends an existing reservation at the point of check in. To avoid any additional fees, we ask that you please reiterate arrival and departure dates to your attendees.

Rooms are limited. You are not required to stay at The Phoenix Park Hotel. Note that the reception the evening prior, the luncheon following the ceremony and the meeting place to walk over to the court the morning of will all be at The Phoenix Park Hotel.

Room rate:  Single $299.00 / Double $329.00

There is an additional $30.00 per person / per day for triple / quad occupancy

Save the date and get ready to travel to Washington, D.C. May 24!


Pre-Registration Activity Deposit

The pre-registration fees cover the processing fees, welcome reception, continental breakfast at the Supreme Court and the lunch immediately following the admissions ceremony.

$300.00 – Young Lawyers Section Member Attorney Pre-registration Fee
$400.00 – NYSBA Member Attorney Pre-registration Fee
$450.00 – Non-NYSBA Member

$250.00 – Spouse/Guest Pre-registration Fee

Important Information: Admittees are only allowed ONE guest in the Courtroom). If you bring additional guests, they will not be allowed in to go to the U.S. Supreme Court building. No exceptions. This is the rule of the United State Supreme Court.

If you bring more than one guest to Washington, DC, all guests are welcome to attend the reception at the hotel the night prior and the celebration lunch at the hotel following the ceremony.

All guests, whether they are allowed in the Court or not, must be registered with NYSBA and guest registration fee paid.

Supreme Court Fee

Pre-registration fee does not include the Supreme Court admission fee of $200. This fee is due with your application via check.

Please note: Registration fees do not include hotel accommodations. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel.

Guests at Admissions Ceremony

Admittees are only allowed ONE guest in the Courtroom. If you bring additional guests, they will not be allowed in to go to the U.S. Supreme Court building. No exceptions. This is a new rule of the United State Supreme Court for 2024.

 If you bring more than one guest to Washington, DC, all guests are welcome to attend the reception at the hotel the night prior and the celebration lunch at the hotel following the ceremony.

 All guests, whether they are allowed in the Court or not, must be registered with NYSBA and guest registration fee paid.

Electronic devices, purses, bags or backpacks are absolutely not allowed in Court. All personal belonging will be locked in lockers prior to entering the group’s holding room, including cell phone and cameras, per the United State Supreme Court security requirements.