Young Lawyers Section

U.S. Supreme Court Group Admission Program

Sunday, March 5 – Monday, March 6, 2023

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

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

The 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. Pre-registration for the program will open in September 2022. There will be a waitlist once we receive more than 50 applications. This program is open to all NYSBA members.

Schedule of Events

Sunday Afternoon/Evening, March 5, 2023

  • Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee Meeting (All Welcome) at hotel, location TBD
  • Welcome Reception

Monday Morning, March 6, 2023

  • Walk to Supreme Court from the Hotel (less than 10 minute walk)
  • Group Gathers on Courthouse steps for group photo
  • Court Security Checkpoint
  • Continental Breakfast at hotel
  • Admittees escorted to Courtroom
  • Admission Ceremony

Qualifications for Admittees

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 Reservation Information

A limited block of room has been reserved as follows:
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC at $299 per night. The group’s breakfast and luncheon on March 6 will be held at the hotel and we will walk over to the hotel as a group.
To reserve, use the following link:
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/WASRW/G-SCA3

Or call the Hyatt Regency (202) 737-1234
Group discount code: G-SCA3

Save the date and get ready to travel to Washington, D.C. March 5!

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.

$250.00 – Member Attorney Pre-registration Fee
$425.00 – Non-Member Attorney Pre-registration Fee

$250.00 – Spouse/Guest Pre-registration Fee (Please note: Admittees are only allowed ONE guest in the Courtroom). If you bring additional guests, they will not be allowed in the Courtroom, and can wait in the holding room. No exceptions.

Supreme Court Fee

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

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

Guests at the Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony

At this time the U.S. Supreme Court has not determined whether guests will be allowed in the Court building. At this time only applicants will be allowed. Once the Court share its guest policy with us, we will inform program registrants. Electronic devices, purses, bags or backpacks are absolutely not allowed. Should you bring a camera, you will be required to leave it in the holding room during the ceremony.

Timeline

September 1, 2022
Pre-register online once registration opens and 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 formal 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 being admitted. The packet will include a 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 (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 on March 6.

You will also be required to submit an original 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 March 5, 2020. The certificate must note that you are a member in good standing and cannot be more than one year old.

December 15, 2022
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. 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.

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.

January 9, 2023
Last day for admittees to cancel for a refund. Refunds will be granted automatically if application is not accepted by the Court.

February 15, 2023
Hotel reservation deadline for the group rate.

March 5, 2023
Depart for Washington, D.C. and attend the Welcome Reception

March 6, 2023
Be Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court!

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.