Press Releases



January 20, 2015

Karen K. Peters, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department, announced today that approximately 750 people are scheduled to be sworn in as newly admitted members of the New York State Bar by the Court at a ceremony at noon on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, New York.

The members of the Court presiding at the ceremony will include Presiding Justice Peters and Associate Justices Elizabeth A. Garry, Michael C. Lynch, Eugene P. Devine and Christine M. Clark.

Presiding Justice Peters stated that the Court is very pleased that Hon. A. Gail Prudenti, Chief Administive Judge of the Courts of New York State, will be in attendance and will address the new attorneys.

Presiding Justice Peters also announced that Justice Clark will administer the Constitutional oath of office to the applicants.

All of the new attorneys who will be sworn in on January 22 have passed the New York State Bar examination and will have been approved for admission by the Third Department’s Committees on Character and Fitness.

Applicants from at least 39 States, the District of Columbia, and 19 foreign countries will be admitted. Foreign countries represented include Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. The Third Department is responsible for the admission of out-of-state applicants and applicants from other countries.

The ceremony on January 22 is open to the public and all are invited and encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact Robert D. Mayberger, the Clerk of the Court (518- 471-4777), or Daniel C. Brennan of the Admissions Office (518-471-4734).