Release Date: May 10, 2013
The following list contains the names of everyone who passed the latest Connecticut bar
examination. However, not everyone on this list has been recommended for admission to the bar.
Applicants passing the February 2013 Bar Examination
- PDF (Release Date: May 10)
Information about Getting Sworn In
- The Connecticut Supreme Court
swears in candidates who have been recommended for
admission by the CT Bar Examining Committee and have
completed all of the necessary paperwork by the
established deadline. The ceremonies are held on
only two days during the year, one for the candidates
who took the February bar examination and one for the
candidates who took the July bar examination.
- Letters will be sent
from the Bar Examining Committee to all candidates
indicating whether they were successful on the bar
examination, whether they have completed all of the
necessary paperwork and whether they are being invited
to attend the swearing in ceremony.
- Frequently asked questions
about the bar admission ceremonies
- Candidates who fail to complete all of the necessary
paperwork by the established deadline or who have not
cleared the character and fitness investigation will not
be invited to the Supreme Court ceremony. If a candidate
subsequently completes his/her file in a timely fashion
and clears the character and fitness investigation,
arrangements will be made so that the candidate may be
sworn in by the clerk of the Superior Court for the
county in which the candidate seeks admission.
Frequently Asked Questions by
1. What services are
available from the Law Libraries to new attorneys?
Connecticut’s public law libraries
will be an invaluable resource for you as you begin your
legal career. As public service law librarians, we
are committed to utilizing our experience and expertise
to assist you in achieving the highest professional
Libraries’ website offers many resources such as
Legal Research Guides (Pathfinders), the Law by Subject
Pages, and the daily Newslog providing current awareness
postings on recent legal developments, legal practice
tools and law library resources.
Additionally, in the Fall of each year, the Judicial
Branch offers free seminars on Connecticut legal
research, courthouse resources, e-services and mediation
programs. Please mark your calendar to check for
the program announcement and online registration which
will be posted at the
2. After I have been
admitted to the bar, when will I receive my juris
You will receive
notice containing your juris number approximately 15
days after the clerk of the court where your swearing-in
took place notifies the Statewide Grievance Committee
that you were sworn in. You need this number to
file an appearance in court.
Please note that your juris number will be mailed to you
at the address printed on Form 100, the form you were
directed to bring with you to the swearing-in. If
the form does not contain your correct address, or your
address will be changing soon after your swearing-in,
you must indicate the change on the form.
3. Where should I direct inquiries regarding juris numbers?
Inquiries regarding juris
numbers must be made to the Statewide Grievance Committee at
firstname.lastname@example.org, not the Bar
4. When can I begin to
You are able
to practice law immediately after you have been sworn in
as an attorney in Connecticut.
5. What is the Attorney
After being sworn into the bar, attorneys are required
to complete the attorney registration form. At or around
the time that you receive your juris number, you will
also receive your first attorney registration form.
In addition to the requirement that you register after being sworn into the
bar, Connecticut Practice Book § 2-27 (d) requires all
members of the Connecticut bar to register with the
Statewide Grievance Committee on an annual basis. The registration process takes place between January and
the beginning of March. The annual attorney
registration must be done online through Judicial Branch
E-Services. You will not have a paper registration
option but will be notified by U.S. mail when it is time
to register online.
6. Can I file my first
attorney registration form electronically?
in Judicial Branch E-Services and complete the
registration online. Once you are enrolled in
E-Services, you can use E-Services to register now and
in the future. Please note that attorneys with foreign
country addresses, including United States territories,
do not have access to E-Services and must complete all
annual registrations and changes of address by using the
Please note that all members of the Connecticut bar must
register with the Statewide Grievance Committee on an
annual basis. The registration process takes place
between January and the beginning of March and must be
done online through Judicial Branch E-Services. You will
not have a paper registration option but will be
notified by US mail when it is time to register online.
7. May I request to be exempt from registering online to
complete my annual attorney registration form?
You may request to be exempted from
registering online by filing form
For Exclusion From Electronic Services Requirement,
with the Statewide Grievance Committee.
If your request is granted, you will be provided a paper
copy of your registration form to complete. Attorneys
with foreign country addresses, including United States
territories, are automatically exempt from E-Services
and do not have to complete form JD-CL-92.
8. Do I have to notify the
Statewide Grievance Committee of any changes on my
registration form and if so, how do I do that?
Attorneys are also required by
Practice Book § 2-27 to notify the Statewide Grievance
Committee of any changes to their registration
information when those changes occur.
Additionally, Practice Book § 2-26 requires that
attorneys notify the Statewide Grievance Committee of
any change of address.
Form JD-GC 10
has been created for complying with §§ 2-26 and 2-27
The Statewide Grievance Committee still accepts changes on
the paper form (foreign country attorneys must use the
form) but strongly encourages these changes to be made
online through Judicial Branch E-Services.
It should be noted that § 2-27 (f) provides that the
failure to comply with the registration requirements
Inquiries regarding attorney
registration must be made to the Statewide Grievance
Committee, not the Bar Examining Committee.
Questions about attorney registration or change of
information process may be emailed to the Statewide
Grievance Committee at
9. Am I required to
notify the Statewide Bar Counsel if I am admitted in
Practice Book § 2-24 requires an attorney to notify the
Statewide Bar Counsel in writing within thirty days of
admission in another jurisdiction. This information
should be submitted using the
Registration Change of Information form.
10. Am I
required to notify the Statewide Bar Counsel of any
disciplinary action imposed by the courts in another
§ 2-25 requires an attorney to notify the Statewide Bar
Counsel in writing within thirty days of any
disciplinary action imposed by the courts in another
jurisdiction. The notice should be sent to both the
Statewide Bar Counsel and the Chief Clerk in the
Hartford Judicial District at the addresses listed
||Statewide Bar Counsel
Statewide Grievance Committee
2nd Floor, Suite 2
East Hartford, CT 06118
Tel: (860) 568-5157
Hartford Superior Court
95 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: (860) 548-2700
11. Where do I get a certificate of good standing?
Certificates of good standing are
available from either the Statewide Grievance Committee
or the Hartford Superior Court. The addresses are below:
||Statewide Grievance Committee
287 Main Street
2nd Floor, Suite 2
East Hartford, CT 06118
Tel: (860) 568-5157
|Hartford Superior Court
95 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Note that for some purposes, a certificate is required from the
highest court of the jurisdiction in which the attorney
is admitted – requests for such certificates must be
made to the Clerk of the Superior Court, Hartford
For some purposes, a certificate is required from the
disciplinary authority in the jurisdiction in which the
attorney is admitted – requests for such certificates
must be made to the Statewide Grievance Committee.
Finally, for some purposes, separate certificates are required from the
highest court and from the disciplinary authority –
separate requests must be submitted to both Clerk of the
Superior Court, Hartford Judicial District and to the
Statewide Grievance Committee.
Requests to the Statewide Grievance Committee must be in
writing and must include the attorney’s name, address,
daytime telephone number, juris number, and a copy of
the attorney’s last attorney registration form (see
Practice Book § 2-27 (d) and (f), and § 2-65).
If the attorney requesting a certificate from the Statewide Grievance
Committee does not submit a copy of his/her last
attorney registration form, he/she must state in the
request that the form is not being submitted, together
with an explanation why it is not included.
12. What is the cost of
obtaining a certificate of good standing?
cost of a plain certificate of good standing from the
Clerk of the Superior Court or the Statewide Grievance
Committee is $10. Checks or money orders for
certificates obtained from the Clerk of the Superior
Court should be made payable to “Clerk, Superior Court.”
A certificate of good standing with disciplinary history statement from the
Statewide Grievance Committee is $20. Checks or money
orders for certificates obtained from the Statewide
Grievance Committee should be made payable to “State of
Connecticut Judicial Branch.”
13. What is the Client
Security Fund Fee?
Connecticut Practice Book § 2-70, effective January 1,
1999, provides that an annual fee be assessed attorneys
to fund a client security fund. The purpose of the
client security fund is to reimburse clients who have
been the victims of the "dishonest conduct" of an
attorney, as defined in Practice Book § 2-69.
Invoices for the annual Client Security Fund assessment
are generally mailed in May.
14. Who must pay the
Client Security Fund fee?
The fee must be paid by each attorney admitted to
practice in Connecticut, and each judge, judge trial
referee, state referee, family support magistrate,
family support referee and workers compensation
commissioner. See Practice Book § 2-70 for more
Authorized house counsel are also required to pay the
fee pursuant to Practice Book § 2-15A (d) (3), as are
attorneys applying to appear or who are permitted to
appear pro hac vice pursuant to Practice Book § 2-16.
Only attorneys admitted to practice as of January 1st are obligated to
pay the fee for that year. Attorneys admitted
after January 1st do not have to pay the fee for that
15. Who is exempt from the fee?
Only those attorneys who have
retired, resigned, who have been disbarred or are on
active duty with the US armed forces for more than six
months during the calendar year are exempt from payment
of the fee.
Attorneys have "retired" only if they have complied with
the provisions of Practice Book § 2-55 and Connecticut
General Statutes § 51-81b (g). The
applicable form is JD-CL-68.
An attorney is not exempt
from the fee because he or she practices out of state,
or because he or she does not actively practice law.
There is a partial exemption of one-half the fee for attorneys who do not
engage in the practice of law as an occupation and
receive less than $450.00 in legal fees or other
compensation for services involving the practice of law
during the calendar year.
16. What the consequences
of not paying the fee?
Attorneys who do not pay the Client Security Fund fee
are presented to the Superior Court for an
administrative suspension of their license to practice
law in Connecticut.
Client Security Fund invoices and notices regarding
non-payment of the fee are mailed to the address on file
from the attorney’s registration form. The failure to
timely comply with the registration requirement may
result in attorneys not receiving their invoice or other
important notices regarding payment of the fee and
consequently being administratively suspended from the
17. What is the occupational tax?
on the attorney occupation tax and who must pay it.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Bar Admission Ceremonies
1. What time
should I report to the Museum of Connecticut
report to the Museum of Connecticut History at
the Supreme Court Building for mandatory
registration approximately 1 hour before the
ceremony begins. You will need to bring
Form 100 and current, valid, government-issued
PLEASE NOTE: If
you do not arrive in time to be checked in prior
to the ceremony, then you may not be able to
participate in the ceremony and, therefore,
would not be admitted to practice law on that
2. What should
As you will
be appearing before the justices of the
Connecticut Supreme Court, please dress in
appropriate business attire.
3. Will I need
to pass through a metal detector to enter the
attending the admission ceremony must pass
through a security screening. You and your
guests can facilitate that screening by limiting
the items you bring with you to the ceremony.
We recommend that you leave at home or in your
car anything that is likely to trigger the metal
detectors at an airport. We also recommend
that you not bring large backpacks or handbags
to the ceremony.
4. How many
guests may I bring?
Due to space constraints, only four (4) guests
may accompany you to the ceremony. Please
note that guests are not allowed to sit with the
5. How do I get to the Supreme Court Building?
Directions to the
Supreme Court building
6. Where should I park?
Parking is extremely
limited in Hartford. The Connecticut Bar
Association has put together a list of possible
Please visit the CBA website.
7. May I
bring a camera or video recorder to take photos
and/or videos of the ceremony?
Personal cameras and video recorders are
welcome. However, for your convenience, a
professional photographer will photograph each
candidate during the ceremony. Candidates
and guests may make arrangements the day of the
ceremony to purchase those photographs.
8. Is there a
reception after the ceremony?
A reception for candidates and guests will
follow the admission ceremony in the Hall of
Flags at the State Capitol located at 210
Capitol Avenue, Hartford. The Connecticut
Bar Association and the local, regional,
affinity and specialty bar associations of this
state sponsor the reception. There will be
members of the bar associations at the reception
who can answer any questions that you may have.
9. Who do I
contact if I or my guests require an
accommodation for a disability?
If you or your guests require accommodations for
a disability, please contact the Bar Examining
Committee at (860) 706-5135 to make arrangements
at least one week prior to the ceremony.
10. Can you
direct me to some restaurants in the area?
The Connecticut Bar Association has put together
a list of restaurants in the area. Please visit
the CBA website.
11. What if I am not able to attend the admission
are unable to attend the admission ceremony, you
must submit a letter and an affidavit of good
cause to support your request to be excused to
the Bar Examining Committee at least one week
prior to the ceremony. Once the affidavit
is received, other arrangements will be made
regarding your admission as an attorney.
12. May I be sworn in prior to the ceremony?
You may not be admitted to practice law prior to
the ceremony. Please be aware that your
recommendation for admission is valid for 180
days. If you are not admitted within that
time, the Bar Examining Committee must
13. When can I begin to practice law in Connecticut?
Please be aware that you may not practice law in
Connecticut until you have been admitted as an
attorney and have signed the required documents.
14. How can I obtain a certificate of good standing?
Once you have been admitted, you may obtain a
certificate of good standing from the Statewide
Grievance Committee (860-568-5157), if you need
one issued from Connecticut’s disciplinary
authority, or the Clerk of the Superior Court,
Hartford Judicial District (860-548-2700), if
you need one issued from the highest court in
Connecticut. Certificates of good standing
will not be available until approximately sixty
(60) days after your admission to the bar.
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