State of New York Unified Court System

State of New York
Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Third Judicial Department
Attorney Admissions
P.O. Box 7350, Capitol Station
Albany, New York

(518) 471-4778
Fax (518) 471-4749

Daniel C. Brennan
Principal Attorney


How to Apply for Admission Application for Admission Forms FAQ and
Helpful Hints

Other Licenses
and Registrations

Court Rules and
Pro Bono Rule
Information for
Admitted Attorneys
 How to Contact Us

Committees on
Character and Fitness
and Annual Report

The Appellate Division is responsible for evaluating the character and fitness of persons seeking admission to the Bar.  This duty is discharged by the Court's Committee on Character and Fitness, which is comprised of practicing attorneys appointed by the Court.  The Committee is assisted by Court staff.  After passing the Bar exam, applicants submit a written application which forms the basis for a personal interview conducted by the Committee.  Successful applicants are sworn in before the Court at special ceremonies in January and June of each year.  At other times, the Clerk of the Court swears in applicants.  Each attorney admitted by the Court must take the oath of office in person and sign the roll of attorneys.


Request for Certificate of Good Standing


Letter to 2016 Bar Exam Applicants