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Admissions Ceremony

July 2020 Idaho bar exam results will be released on our website at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

Please keep the Admissions Department informed of any address changes so that the confirmation letter and licensing materials can be mailed to your correct address.


Idaho State Bar Licensing Requirements

  • In order to be admitted to the Idaho State Bar, you must submit completed license forms including the License Fee Notice and Trust Account Certificate (active members).
  • Payment of $115.
  • Licensing may be completed online using the New Admittee Online Licensing program or with the paper forms.  Licensing forms and fees must be received by September 28, 2020.

Mail or Deliver to:  
Mailing address:
Idaho State Bar
P.O. Box 895
Boise, ID 83701-0895

Street Address:
Idaho State Bar
525 West Jefferson
Boise, ID  83702

Contact the Licensing Department at (208) 334-4500 if you have questions about the Idaho State Bar licensing paperwork.

Idaho Supreme Court Admission Requirements

As a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency in the State of Idaho, the Idaho Supreme Court entered various orders which stated that congregating outside courtroom doors was discouraged and social distancing inside the courtroom was encouraged.  Therefore, the Idaho Supreme Court will be holding swearing-in ceremonies in several sessions on October 2, 2020.  Ceremonies will be held in the Idaho Supreme Court Building Courtroom, with approximately 15 admittees at a time taking the oath.  The sessions will occur at 8:45 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.   See the following schedule for your appointed time in which to be sworn in.  Please arrive at the Idaho Supreme Court Building first floor lobby 15 minutes prior to the assigned time and await instructions. 

8:45 a.m.         A – C

10:15 a.m.       D – G

11:45 a.m.       H – K

1:30 p.m.         L – O     

3:00 p.m.         P – S

4:15 p.m.         T – Z

Only the admittee will be allowed in the Supreme Court building.  Family and friends will not be allowed to enter the building.  Idaho Public Television will broadcast each session online, and the public can watch each session “live” on the Idaho Supreme Court website at https://www.isc.idaho.gov/2020-Admission-Ceremony.  Then, click on Watch Live! for each particular session.  Additionally, each session will be archived and saved to the Idaho Supreme Court website.

When you come to the Court, you must have your admission fee ready. The fee may be paid by either a check made out to Idaho Supreme Court in the amount of $25.00, or may be paid in cash; but, you must bring exactly $25.00, as we will not be able to make change for you. 

The Supreme Court will not permit payment via credit card at this time, and the Idaho Supreme Court does not have ATMs.

United States Courts, District of Idaho Requirements

You can find information about the process to be admitted to practice in the District of Idaho here. If you have any questions about the US District Court of Idaho admission requirements, please contact Jackie Hildebrand at (208) 334-1976.

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