Admissions, Swearing In, and Character and Fitness: Any questions on admission to the Bar, swearing in and character and fitness application materials should be directed to the appropriate Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. Each applicant for admission should visit the website of the appropriate Appellate Division of the Supreme Court by clicking on the link in the box below to learn of their individual requirements or forms. The telephone numbers and website links are as follows:
|First Department||(646) 386-5893|
|Second Department||(718) 923-6360|
|Third Department||(518) 471-4778|
|Fourth Department||(585) 530-3100|
The Board of Law Examiners has no information about, and is unable to answer questions regarding the Application for Admission to Practice, which you may download by clicking the link above "Multi-Department Admission Packet" You should read the General Instructions very carefully, and direct any questions to the Judicial Department in which you reside or to which you have been certified.
If an applicant has a change of address resulting in a change in Department between the time of receiving the application forms and the results of the bar examination, the applicant should immediately notify the Board in writing of such change. The Board, in turn, will acknowledge receipt of the change to such applicant and notify each Department involved of the change.
Please note that your application for admission must be filed within three (3) years from the date of the initial letter sent by the Board notifying you that you have passed the bar examination. A failure to file your Application for Admission with the Appellate Division within three (3) years of the date on the bar exam pass notice will result in your having to re-take the bar exam.