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MAY BAR ADMISSION CEREMONIES FOR FEBRUARY 2014 EXAMINEES


  • Bar Admission Ceremonies will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 in the five (5) Judicial Districts.

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JUDICIAL DISTRICT 1
*Session 1 - 9:00 A.M.
*Session 2 - 11:30 A.M.
*Session 3 - 2:30 P.M.
James R. Thompson Center - Assembly Hall
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, Illinois

JUDICIAL DISTRICT 3
11:00 A.M.
Third District Appellate Courthouse
1004 Columbus St.
Ottawa, 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.
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 South Sixth Street
Springfield, Illinois
JUDICIAL DISTRICT 5
2:00 P.M.
Gateway Convention Center
CD Ballroom
One Gateway Dr.
Collinsville, 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 Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • 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.).  The cut-off date for a name change is Friday, April 18, 2014.      
  • Any candidate certified after Wednesday, April 23, 2014, will not be eligible to participate in the ceremony on May 1, 2014.  However, the Clerk's Office will send a letter notifying a candidate of the licensing process after May 1, as a candidate becomes certified.  Do not contact the Clerk's Office until you receive the notification.
  • Business attire for candidates is mandatory.  Failure to dress appropriately may result in the withholding of a candidats's license at the ceremony on May 1, 2014.
  • Candidates in the First District may only bring three guests due to limited seating. No exceptions will be made.
  • Before the ceremony you will be required to sign your oath or affirmation as an attorney.