Annual Young Lawyers*, Federal Judges and 2023- 2024 Law Clerks Welcome Reception

Monday, December 4, 2023
5:30 – 8:00 pm
Frank Lautenberg U.S. Post Office & Federal Courthouse
2 Federal Square
Third Floor Great Hall
Newark, NJ

Food and drinks will be served.

Free to attend. Please register below to attend.

*Attendance is limited to lawyers who have been practicing for ten years or less and are current or prospective members of the Association, Federal Judges and Federal Law Clerks.


We are excited to announce that Chief Judge Renee Marie Bumb will swear-in any attorney, who would like to be sworn-in, to the United States District Court.

If you would like to be sworn into the USDC by Judge Bumb on December 4th, you must do the following:

  • Fill out the Application for Attorney Admission and BRING THE COMPLETED APPLICATION to the event for the swearing-in. Click here for the application.  Judge Bumb will sign your application after swearing you in.
  • You will need a current (fewer than 30 days old) New Jersey Supreme Court Certificate of Good Standing. You may obtain the New Jersey Supreme Court Certificate of Good Standing by contacting the New Jersey State Board of Bar Examiners. There is a $20 fee charged by the State of New Jersey for each certificate. New Jersey State Courts website: You do not need to bring this to certificate on December 4th.
  • After you are sworn-in, upload the completed & signed Application for Attorney Admission to the U.S. District Court and the New Jersey Supreme Court Certificate of Good Standing AS ONE DOCUMENT through your individual PACER account to the “Attorney Admissions” option for the District of New Jersey.

a. Do NOT mail copies to the court.

b. Disregard the Sponsoring Attorney box on the PACER Attorney Admissions information screen.  A sponsoring attorney is not required by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

  • If your admission documents are complete and you are eligible to be admitted, the Clerk’s Office will send you an email instructing you to pay the $200 admission fee through your PACER account.

a. Do not mail or deliver a check to the clerk’s office.

b. The fee must be paid through PACER prior to being admitted.

More information about the process can be found by clicking here: Attorney Admission | District of New Jersey | United States District Court (