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Admissions Ceremony

The combined admission ceremony for the Idaho Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court of Idaho will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at the Boise Centre at 850 W. Front St., Boise, ID 83702.

New admittees must report at 3:00 p.m. and will be asked to stay in an assigned area.  Guests do not need to arrive before 3:30 p.m.  The ceremony will last approximately one hour.  A reception will follow for new admittees and guests. This ceremony is a joint court session with the Idaho Supreme Court and the United States District Court; therefore, admittees must wear proper courtroom attire. Cameras are allowed.

Complete information concerning the admission ceremony, including all necessary paperwork, will be mailed to all successful applicants on September 11, 2019.

You must continue to update your application prior to admission with any relevant information that would change any of the responses or supplemental information in your application.

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.

RSVP for the September 27, 2019 Admissions Ceremony by completing the Online RSVP Form.

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 20, 2019. Note – if you complete your licensing online, you do not need to submit the ISB licensing forms, but you still need to submit the RSVP.

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

Bring $25.00, cash or check, to the Admission Ceremony for your Certificate of Admission.  Make checks payable to the Idaho Supreme Court. If paying cash, bring exactly $25.00. Change will not be available.

If you are unable to appear on September 27, 2019, please call the Idaho Supreme Court at (208) 334-2210 to reschedule your admission date. Following certification of eligibility for admission to the Idaho Supreme Court, Applicants must appear in person before the Idaho Supreme Court within 6 months to take the oath of admission. See Idaho Bar Commission Rule 220.

United States Courts, District of Idaho Requirements

  • Petition for Admission form
  • Oath on Admission form
  • $250.00 Admission Fee (Make checks payable to the U.S. District Court.)
  • The admission paperwork for the U.S. District Court of Idaho is available online by clicking HERE. If you plan on being admitted to the U.S. District Court of Idaho, the Court must receive your paperwork and fee by September 20, 2019.

Mail or Deliver to:
US Courts, District of Idaho
550 West Fort Street, Suite 400
Boise, ID  83724

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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