2019 TBA Supreme Court Admittees 


United States Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony

The Tennessee Bar Association Academy each fall offers an exciting opportunity for Tennessee attorneys to be admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. In addition to taking part in a private swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court, you will be invited to a TBA President's Reception and a special Celebration Dinner.

Headquarters for the event will be the Hay Adams Hotel near the White House and Capitol, where a block of rooms is reserved for the TBA. In addition, you will receive three TBA prepaid credits to use for CLE programming. The 2020 ceremony will be held Dec. 7.   REGISTER HERE

Highlighted Activities 

  • Welcome reception
  • Celebration dinner
  • Breakfast at U.S. Supreme Court
  • Admissions ceremony with argument at U.S. Supreme Court
  • Group photo on steps of U.S. Supreme Court
  • Capitol Hill luncheon
  • Private tour of Capitol and Visitors Office Court


Admission Details

To participate in the Admissions Ceremonies at the Supreme Court, your registration form and materials must be received by the TBA on or before Oct. 1 in order to meet U.S. Supreme Court filing deadlines. If you have additional questions, contact the TBA at TBAAcademy@tnbar.org.


Hay Adams Hotel
800 16th Street Northwest Washington, D.C. 20006

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Hay Adams Hotel, across from the White House. Rooms are reserved for the TBA at a special discounted rate of $330 a night for single or double accommodations. Make your reservation by calling 800- 424-5054 or 202-638-6600 and asking for the Tennessee Bar Association rate before November 13.

Registration Costs

$725 for TBA Members (TBA Membership is required to register.)

$300 for Guests (There are a limited number of guest registrations available.)

Additional Supreme Court Instructions for Participating in Admissions Ceremonies

In order to take part in the U.S. Supreme Court admission ceremonies, you must register for the program, and also compile the materials listed below and send them to the TBA. Do not contact the U.S. Supreme Court directly. The TBA will handle all processing with the U.S Supreme Court.

Visit the U.S. Supreme Court's Bar Admissions website for more information and links to forms. 

All of the materials must be received by the Tennessee Bar Association on or before Oct. 1 in order to meet U.S. Supreme Court admissions deadlines. Follow these steps to ensure that you are registered for the program and that your admissions information is submitted to the TBA in a timely fashion.

  1. Register and pay below, for your participation in the TBA Academy.
  2. Download and fill out the U.S. Supreme Court Application for admission to practice and Bar Admission Instructions.

NOTE: You will need two sponsors who are currently admitted to the US Supreme Court. TBA can help provide the sponsors.

  1. Obtain Certificate of Good Standing from the Appellate Court Clerk's Office
  • To obtain this, use the form you can download from this page or call 615-253-1470.
  • Obtaining a Certificate of Good Standing will cost $50
  • Ask for a quick turnaround to meet the Oct. 1 deadline

Mail these items to the TBA so that they arrive on or before the Oct. 1 deadline. If you do not meet this deadline you will not be part of the admissions ceremony.

Mail to:
Tennessee Bar Association
ATTN: TBA Academy
221 Fourth Avenue, North, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219-2198


TBA Academy Events:

Sunday, December 6, 2020                                                            

TBA President’s Reception at the Hay Adams Hotel             

Celebration Dinner, location to be determined

Monday, December 7, 2020                                            

Hot breakfast at United States Supreme Court                         

Admission to United States Supreme Court

Group picture on the steps of United States Supreme Court                                                  

Lunch scheduled, location to be announced

Private Tour of Capitol and Visitor’s Center