December 2019 Bar Admissions

December 17 and 18, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates and guests should be prepared to present photo identification upon entry into the Courts of Appeal Building. 

Candidates are required to check in not later than forty-five minutes prior to the scheduled ceremony.  Information as to your assigned times will be mailed to you upon receipt of your clearance from the State Board of Law Examiners.  Due to the number of candidates for admission, there will be NO CHANGES made to the class assignments. 

If you are unable to appear at your scheduled time, you MUST immediately contact the Clerk's Office at 410-260-1500. After the ceremonies in December, the next scheduled bar admissions will take place on January 22, 2020.

What to Wear: Business attire

What to bring: Photo identification, $20.00 CASH, tickets and parking fees

Accessibility Accommodations: Contact the Clerk's Office for special arrangements at (410) 260-1500.

Webcast Archives: The Bar Admission Ceremonies are webcast - a link to the live ceremonies will be available at The recordings will be archived at that link for at least six to eight weeks.

Directions: The Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building is located at 361 Rowe Boulevard, in Annapolis, Maryland.  [see area map]

From Washington:Take the Beltway (I-495) to Route 50 East. Follow the signs to Annapolis. Take Exit 24 - Rowe Boulevard/Annapolis exit and bear right onto Rowe Boulevard (South)...

From Baltimore:Take the Beltway (I-695) to Route I-97 South at Beltway Exit 4. Follow the signs to Annapolis. (Route I-97 merges with Route 50 East.) Take Exit 24 - Rowe Boulevard/Annapolis exit and bear right onto Rowe Boulevard (South)....

Go to the second light at Rowe Boulevard and Taylor Avenue and turn right on Taylor Avenue towards the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The fourth driveway, Gate #5 (Blue lot) is the entrance to Daily Parking. The control gate will provide a parking ticket that can be paid to the parking attendant, if booth is manned, or pay-on-foot station (cash/credit card (Master Card/Visa)). Parking is $5. Follow the walking path across Taylor Avenue continuing along Herbert Sachs Drive and around the complex of State buildings. If taking the shuttle ($2.00 fee, exact change required) to the Courts of Appeal Building, please allow ample time. When exiting upon payment of your parking fee at the pay-on-foot station, you will have 15 minutes to exit through the parking lot gate.

Handicap Parking: There is one handicapped parking spot available across from the main entrance to the building.  An accessible ramp is located on the left side of the building (lower level).

Infants and Very Small Children:  In consideration of others, the Court requests that infants and very small children not be taken into the Admission Ceremony.

Guest Tickets:  Two guest tickets/candidate are attached to your invitation letter.  They must be presented for admittance.  Due to limited space, extra tickets are not available.

Live Webcast of the Ceremony: The ceremonies will be Webcast live over the Internet, and a copy will be available online for approximately six to eight weeks. For more information, see Bar Admission Webcast.