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.
This link shows the list of successful applicants from the Julyy 2019 Montana Bar Examination.
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 and/or e-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 Old Supreme Court Chamber in the Montana State Capitol Building, Room 303, 1301 East 6th Ave, Helena, MT, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the foyer of the Old Supreme Court Chamber.
Important information about registering for the ceremony has been mailed to eligible applicants and is also available here. All eligible applicants interested in joining the ceremony must contact the Supreme Court Clerk's office at (406)444-3858 by 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2019, have paid their dues and fees and returned the Member Enrollment form to the State Bar of Montana. Family and friends are welcome to attend the event, and there will be a short reception afterward. NOTE: The ceremony will be live-streamed beginning at approximately 10:00 a.m. on the Judicial Branch website at: http://courts.mt.gov/clerk (under Attorney Information choose Swearing-In Ceremony).
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 October 1, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., in the in the Paul G. Hatfield Federal Courthouse (901 Front Street, Helena, MT). Important information about registering and the ceremony will be e-mailed to the eligible applicants on September 27, 2019, and is also posted here. All eligible applicants interested in joining the ceremony must complete the petition (including the signature of an attorney already admitted to the Montana Federal Court), the Attorney Oath Card and pay the fee to the Clerk of Court, Sarah Nagy by 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2019.
OFF-SITE: Applicants who are unable to be sworn-in during the ceremony must petition the Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court for information off-site swearing-in at another time and/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.