The alternate admission procedure allows
the qualified applicants to be sworn into the Massachusetts Bar at a different
time and location than the official admission ceremonies.
The applicant is mailed the admission
materials, consisting of the official Massachusetts Attorneys' Oath and the
official Roll of Attorneys card. Upon receipt of the admission materials, it is
the responsibility of the applicant to find the appropriate authority to
administer the Massachusetts Attorney's Oath.
An applicant within Suffolk County must
appear in this Court, or if outside Suffolk County, he/she may appear at a
Superior Court to have the Oath administered and to sign the Roll of Attorneys
If the applicant is outside Massachusetts, it
is encumbered upon him/her to find out who is authorized to administer an
Attorneys' Oath within that jurisdiction.
Once the Massachusetts Attorney's Oath is
administered and signed, the Roll of Attorneys is signed and the materials
returned to this office, the applicant is a member of the Massachusetts