Q: When is your next
A: We hold two formal swearing-in ceremonies every year, one in April and one in
September. Our next ceremony will be Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4:15 at the King
County Courthouse. If you need to be sworn-in now or cannot make that time, there is
more information on walk-in ceremonies below.
Q: How else can I
A: Chief Civil Judge Beth Andrus holds walk-in ceremonies every Friday at 1:30 pm in
Courtroom W-719 of the
King County Courthouse. Just bring your
Oath of Attorney form for the Judge to sign. You do not need to sign-up to attend
this ceremony. For questions please email Judge Andrus' bailiff at email@example.com.
Q: When will I get
my bar card?
A: Make sure you’ve completed
all the steps outlined by WSBA. Once you’ve completed that process it can
take several weeks to receive your bar card. Any questions about this process should be
directed to WSBA at firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Q: How long is the
A: Approximately an hour.
Q: Where is the
King County Courthouse, 516 3rd Ave., Room E-942.
Q: Do I need to
A: Yes, please. RSVP here.
We have limited space and usually our ceremonies fill up. We cannot guarantee you or
your guests a seat if you did not RSVP.
Q: Is there a dress
A: Business attire is strongly suggested.
Q: What do I need to
A: Nothing! We will have an Oath with your name on it. Just stop by our check-in table
on the way to your seat and sign it. After the Judge signs them, we will take them to
Q: Is the two person
guest limit flexible?
A: We understand that your loved ones want to share this special day with you, but
space is limited and we want to ensure that your fellow admittees have seats for their
loved ones too. So please try to respect the guest limit.
Q: What does the
A: Presiding Judge Laura Inveen will give the opening remarks. Then a special guest
speaker, the KCBA President, and a board member of the Young Lawyers Division will each
give an address. After which each admittee will be recognized individually (either by
special presenters or asked to stand briefly). Finally, all admittees will stand
together and recite the Oath.
Q: Will there be
time for pictures?
A: You familes are welcome to take picture throughout the ceremony. Afterwards, you can
get your picture taken with Judge Inveen. We will also have a professional photographer
taking pictures that you can order. You will get an email when her pictures are
Q: When can I join
A: Immediately! You do not need to wait for your bar card to join KCBA. You can
Q: How much does it
cost to join KCBA?
A: Only $50 your first year (join now and you’ll be good through June 30, 2018).
You will also get two free sections ($80 value)
and your choice of chapter from the Washington
Lawyers Practice Manual ($75 value).
Q: What if
I’ve been admitted previously to another state?
A: Dues are as low as $95 – plus you’re still eligible for the two free
sections and the free chapter of the Washington Lawyers Practice Manual.
Q: Why should I join
KCBA as a new admittee?
A: We want to help you navigate your new career! You will automatically be a part of
our Young Lawyers Division, which dedicates itself to organizing events geared
specifically towards new attorneys. This includes free monthly happy hours (perfect for
making important connections), free monthly CLEs (learn what you weren’t taught
in school), and opportunities to meet local lawyers in a more relaxed setting (Trivia
Night, 5K Fun Run, non-law related community volunteer projects).
A: Contact our membership department at email@example.com.