Eligible Applicants & Swearing-In
To qualify for admission to the State Bar of Montana, applicants must have met all eligibility requirements, including payment of dues and license fees to the State Bar of Montana. Upon notification of eligibility, applicants may mail the Member Enrollment Form to PO Box 577, Helena, MT 59624, or fax the forms to 406-442-7763. To pay dues and license fees, by phone contact Jill Diveley, 406-447-2211 Applicants may not be sworn-in to the State Bar until the Member Enrollment Form has been submitted and the license fees and dues have been paid.
To see a list of successful examinees from the February 2017 Montana Bar Examination: Click Here.
SWEARING-IN: The Montana Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for Montana control the swearing-in of applicants to the Courts of Montana. All questions regarding swearing-in should be directed to the Court Clerks' offices. Both the Montana Supreme Court and the Montana Federal Court require either contact and/or filing of certain documents in advance of the ceremony. Additional information will be mailed from the Courts upon completion of eligibility requirements.
SUPREME COURT CEREMONY: The Montana Supreme Court has scheduled the swearing-in ceremony to be held in the courtroom of the Montana Supreme Court in the Joseph P. Mazurek Justice Building, Helena, Montana, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 10:15 a.m.
Important information about registering and the ceremony have been mailed to eligible applicants and is also posted here. All applicants interested in joining the ceremony must contact the Supreme Court Clerk's office. Family and friends are welcome to attend the event and there will be a short reception afterwards. NOTE: The ceremony will be live-streamed beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. on the Judicial Branch website at: http://stream.vision.net/MT-JUD/.
FEDERAL COURT: For those who wish to be admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Montana, an admission ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m., in the Paul G Hatfield Courthouse (901 Front St., Helena, MT). Please insure you and your guests arrive early. Important information about registering and the ceremony have been mailed to eligible applicants and is also posted here. All applicants interested in joining the ceremony must contact the US District Court Clerk's office.
OFF-SITE: Applicants who are unable to be sworn-in during the ceremony must petition the Court for off-site swearing-in to be sworn-in at another time or location. A sample petition is posted on the Court's website and questions should be directed to the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court at 406-444-3858.