YLS United States Supreme Court Admissions Program 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
through Monday, June 11, 2012
- Location -
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Sponsored by the
New York State Bar Association
Young Lawyers Section
June 10–11, 2012
To qualify for admission to the bar of the United
States Supreme Court, you must have been admitted to practice in the
highest court of a State, Commonwealth, Territory, Possession or the
District of Columbia since at least June 10, 2009.
Tentative Schedule of Events:
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee Meeting (All Welcome)
Meeting Registration at the Hyatt Regency Washington
Welcoming Reception, Thornton Room, Hyatt Regency Washington
Group Dinner, Thornton Room, Hyatt Regency Washington Special Guest Speaker: William K. Suter, Clerk of the
Supreme Court of the United States
Monday, June 11, 2012
Walk to Supreme Court (about an 8 minute walk)
Meet on Courthouse steps for group photo
Continental Breakfast at Supreme Court
Guests escorted to Courtroom
Admittees escorted to Courtroom
Champagne Brunch at the Hyatt Regency Washington
The admissions program is limited to 50 applicants, so early
completion and submission of your application
is strongly advised.
After you submit your pre-registration form (due no later than
December 23, 2011) and appropriate pre-registration fee(s), you will
receive, in mid-January, a complete packet of instructions, formal
application form, personal history sheet and list of sponsors in your
area with whom you must meet.
The Hyatt Regency Washington will be our headquarters for this
program. The Hyatt Regency Washington is conveniently located within
walking distance to most points of interest, including the United States
Room reservations must be made in advance directly with The Hyatt
Regency Washington. You may make the reservation directly at
800.233.1234, or at www.hyattregencywashington.com. Be sure to use the
group name: New York State Bar Association. Room rates are $230.00 per
The registration fees cover the processing fees, Welcome Reception
and Dinner, continental breakfast at the Supreme Court and the champagne
brunch immediately following the admissions ceremony.
The above noted pre-registration fee does not include the Supreme
Court admission fee of $200. This fee is due with your application, no
later than March 9, 2012.
Registration fees do not include hotel accommodations. Reservations
must be made directly with The Hyatt Regency Washington.
Guests at the Supreme Court
It is a rule of the United States Supreme Court that only one
guest per admittee will be allowed into thecourtroom to
observe the ceremony. This policy is strictly enforced. Electronic
devices, purses, bags or backpacks are absolutely not allowed.
Should you bring a camera, you will be required to leave it in the
holding room during the ceremony. Children under six years of age will
not be admitted in the courtroom.
Those who are not staying at The Hyatt Regency Washington must plan
to arrive at the United States Supreme Court no later than 7:45 AM on
Final Deadline Date
After you receive the application packet in January, your application
for admission must reach the Bar Center in Albany by March 9, 2012. This
is a firm date due to the strict requirements of the United States
Refund of registration fee(s) will not be honored after May 9,
Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please
contact the New York State Bar Association at 800-582-2452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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