P.A.D. Day at the Supreme Court FAQ

You must have been admitted to practice and in good standing for at least 3 years with the highest court of your state- this is typically your state’s supreme court. Your certificate of good standing must be from the highest court in the state you are barred in and not the state bar association.

The registration fee for both applicants and guests includes participation in P.A.D. Day events spanning from Sunday, June 2 through Monday June 3, 2019. This includes the reception on Sunday evening, breakfast at the Court on Monday morning, lunch post-ceremony, and P.A.D. staff coordination of you and your guest(s) with the Supreme Court staff.

NOTE: Each applicant fee includes the $200 bar admission fee, please submit ONE payment to P.A.D. for $475.

You can pay by credit card or check. Please make checks payable to ‘Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity’. Each check should include payment for you, your guest(s), and your admission fee. If you aren’t sure your guest(s) can attend, you may pay for them at a later time, but prior to the event.

To pay by credit card, please complete the payment section on the registration form, or call the P.A.D. Executive Office to pay by phone. You can also visit the Online Store on to pay your fee(s) under the ‘Events’ section. Please note there is a 2% added processing fee for all credit card payments.

All payments must be received prior to P.A.D. Day events. Full applicant payment must be received to reserve your spot. Space is limited to 50 admittees.

Yes! Only ONE GUEST for each admittee is guaranteed to see the administering of the oath. This is a limitation set by the Court and we cannot make exceptions. We will do our best to accommodate additional guests the morning of the ceremony, but cannot guarantee additional seats.

The age limit to be inside the Court is six (6) years old.

No, you cannot scan or email your application to our office. It is a Court requirement that all signatures must be originals- pen to paper. No scans, faxes, or copies are accepted of the application or certificate of good standing.

NOTE: Applications MUST be typed!

Yes! Each year, two P.A.D. alumni offer sponsorship to P.A.D. Day applicants. They reside in the D.C. area and attend P.A.D. Day to support their fraternity, and meet their sponsees and fellow P.A.D. Brothers & Sisters. Simply mail your application to our office with the sponsor signature portion blank, and we’ll obtain those for you.

NOTE: All applicants MUST sign the Certification and Oath of Admission portions of the signature page of the bar application.

Yes! Applicants can be admitted to the bar via Written Motion. Complete the application and pay the $350 fee; this includes the bar application fee of $200, sponsor signatures if needed, and P.A.D. coordination with the Court.

Applicants MUST be P.A.D. alumni members, as this event is a benefit of membership. To participate, simply follow the instructions and pay the non-member fee. This fee includes all portions of the event, AND P.A.D. alumni membership.

Please contact Director of Communications Cory Freeman by email at or by phone at 410-347-3118.

Our Mission

Phi Alpha Delta is the world’s preeminent law fraternity because of our dedication to service: service to the student, the school, the profession, and the community.

It is through devotion to the ideals of Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation that we better both our profession and our community. Through accepting our differences we become not just a law fraternity, but a family.