Petition for Authorization to Practice

Pursuant to Rules 97 -103 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Georgia, recent law graduates may petition to assist in proceedings within this state under the supervision of the Attorney General, a district attorney, a solicitor general of a state court, a solicitor of a municipal court, a public defender, or a licensed practicing attorney who works or volunteers for a court or for a not-for-profit organization which provides free legal representation to indigent persons or children. To be eligible, the petitioner must be a recent graduate of a Georgia law school or of an accredited law school from another state who has not yet received the results of his or her first taking of any bar examination.

Fill out the Law Graduate Petition and mail it, along with a copy of your Certification of Fitness to Practice Law, to:

Supreme Court of Georgia
Nathan Deal Judicial Center
330 Capitol Avenue SE
First Floor, Room 1100
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Please allow at least 5 business days for your petition to be processed. The Certificate will be mailed directly to your supervisor and should be kept on file in the office of the clerk of the court where the petitioner is authorized to practice.