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Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby HiOCEAN » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:08 pm

Does anyone know what are the alternatives if we can't make it? Esp for out-of-staters?

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby Anoni-mous » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:29 pm

Good question... think they'll be emailing us soon.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby kellyfrost » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:33 pm

HiOCEAN wrote:Does anyone know what are the alternatives if we can't make it? Esp for out-of-staters?



Thought it was mandatory.
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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby HiOCEAN » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:27 pm

Swearing in is mandatory, but I don't think we have to do that at the ceremony.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby virgoyum » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:14 pm

HiOCEAN wrote:Does anyone know what are the alternatives if we can't make it? Esp for out-of-staters?


I think they will allow a judge in your location to swear you in but you have to contact the court admin and get the appropriate documents sent to you. I vaguely remember a friend having the same issue.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby lawst_ » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:18 am

Also interested in this issue. I'll be traveling during the swearing in ceremony, so there's no way I can make it.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby pdwannabe » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:31 pm

anyone know what time of day the ceremony is?

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby lawst_ » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:11 pm

pdwannabe wrote:anyone know what time of day the ceremony is?


They mail you a letter after you pay your license fee I believe. I think there's only 1 time for the Chicago district (assuming that's where you are) because there's a lot fewer people than in July.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby HiOCEAN » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:14 am

Thanks for the replies. Plz update if anyone gets any official letter about the ceremony.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby LMMadison » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:35 pm

pdwannabe wrote:anyone know what time of day the ceremony is?

I too am curious about this (if you're in Chicago, there is some variability). I'm trying to plan a couple of things that week (for work and with family in town), and it would be nice to know to what time we're assigned 5/4.

"Bar Admission Ceremonies will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017, in the five (5) Judicial Districts.

JUDICIAL DISTRICT 1
*9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
James R. Thompson Center
Assembly Hall (Lower Level)
100 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois

[...]

*Candidates will be notified of the session to which they are assigned."

http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/SupremeCo ... efault.asp

I'd be curious of learning if/when ya'll receive a letter with your session assignment - and I'll obviously share the same.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:53 pm

I received a letter telling me to go to the following on May 4, 2017:

District 1
James R. Thompson Center 11:30 AM
Assembly Hall (Lower Level)
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby lawst_ » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:26 pm

NonTradHealthLaw wrote:I received a letter telling me to go to the following on May 4, 2017:

District 1
James R. Thompson Center 11:30 AM
Assembly Hall (Lower Level)
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL


Ha! Love your username. I'm non-trad health law too :)

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:26 pm

In 2013 they had a second round downtown around the Xmas holiday for the people who couldn't make the second.
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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby lawst_ » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:35 pm

Just to confirm -- you do not pay the $50 fee if you are not participating in the ceremony?

That's at least how I interpreted the letter saying that I passed/instructions for swearing in.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby LMMadison » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:16 pm

NonTradHealthLaw wrote:I received a letter

NonTrad -- do you recall when you made the $50 payment and/or received your letter?

Believe I sent in my payment Saturday, 4/1 -- though have yet to receive the letter. (I'm aware this is unnecessary hand-wringing on my part, but want to take all necessary precautions).

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:56 am

LMMadison wrote:
NonTradHealthLaw wrote:I received a letter

NonTrad -- do you recall when you made the $50 payment and/or received your letter?

Believe I sent in my payment Saturday, 4/1 -- though have yet to receive the letter. (I'm aware this is unnecessary hand-wringing on my part, but want to take all necessary precautions).


I paid the same day as bar results and the letter came via email April 5.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:58 am

lawst_ wrote:Just to confirm -- you do not pay the $50 fee if you are not participating in the ceremony?

That's at least how I interpreted the letter saying that I passed/instructions for swearing in.


I would confirm that through your processor rather than assume. Other jurisdictions require a per-court processing fee. That may be what this $50 represents, independent of the ceremony.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby Nebby » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:02 am

lawst_ wrote:Just to confirm -- you do not pay the $50 fee if you are not participating in the ceremony?

That's at least how I interpreted the letter saying that I passed/instructions for swearing in.

You have to pay the fee.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby LMMadison » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:56 am

NonTradHealthLaw wrote:
LMMadison wrote:
NonTradHealthLaw wrote:I received a letter

NonTrad -- do you recall when you made the $50 payment and/or received your letter?

Believe I sent in my payment Saturday, 4/1 -- though have yet to receive the letter. (I'm aware this is unnecessary hand-wringing on my part, but want to take all necessary precautions).


I paid the same day as bar results and the letter came via email April 5.

Gotcha, thanks. Apparently, the Board sent my certification to the Clerk's office last Monday, though still waiting on the Clerk's email with a ceremony assignment. Clearly making me work even for the administrative elements of this process hah.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby HiOCEAN » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:48 pm

Apparently there is a way to take the oath out of state, but they won't tell us how until after May 4. That's what my processor told me.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby Desert Fox » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:49 pm

HiOCEAN wrote:Apparently there is a way to take the oath out of state, but they won't tell us how until after May 4. That's what my processor told me.


You need to find a judge willign.
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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby maxmartin » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:55 pm

HiOCEAN wrote:Apparently there is a way to take the oath out of state, but they won't tell us how until after May 4. That's what my processor told me.


Every state is different, but usually you need to petition to your state supreme court first. The supreme court then will confer the jurisdiction to that out of state judge or person, then you can take oath with that judge or person.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby pdwannabe » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:23 am

if I started a temporary job (doing document reviews), do I still need to add that to my bar application? even if I've already gotten swearing in info?

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby LMMadison » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:54 pm

Finally got the ceremony assignment - the delay was, peculiar - though happy to finally have it. See ya'll in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Illinois swearing in ceremony

Postby lawst_ » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:14 pm

Confirmed: pay the $50 regardless of whether you will be attending the actual swearing in ceremony.

They also won't say much about those who cannot attend swearing in other than wait for a letter after May 4 after they determine who attended and who did not.



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