RULE 1:29. Certificates Of Admission And Good Standing; Change Of Name; Confirmatory Certificates

1:29-1. Certificates of Admission and Good Standing; Fees

  • (a) Certificate of Admission. Each attorney admitted to the bar of this State shall be eligible to receive a formal certificate of admission. Effective with the administration of the February 1994 bar examination, all successful applicants shall pay a certificate fee established by the Board of Bar Examiners and approved by the Supreme Court.

  • (b) Certificate of Good Standing. An attorney in good standing at the bar of this State may obtain a certificate so stating under seal from the Clerk of the Supreme Court. Attorneys seeking a Certificate of Good Standing shall pay a fee established by the Board of Bar Examiners and approved by the Supreme Court.

Note: Former Rule deleted July 29, 1977, to be effective September 6, 1977. Rule title amended and new Rule adopted on October 19, 1993, to be effective January 3, 1994.

1:29-2. Change of Name

If an attorney changes his or her name after admission to practice in this State, the attorney shall file with the Clerk of the Supreme Court an affidavit stating the name under which the attorney was admitted, the new name, the facts pertaining to the change of name, and the name under which the attorney wishes to continue to practice.

Note: Source-R.R. 1:14; caption amended July 29, 1977, to be effective September 6, 1977; text amended July 29, 1977, to be effective September 6, 1977; amended October 19, 1993, to be effective January 3, 1994.

1:29-3. Confirmatory Certificates; Fee

Whenever an affidavit pertaining to change of name is filed indicating a desire to continue practice under a new name, or whenever an attorney declares that the certificate of admission originally issued to the attorney has been lost or destroyed, the Clerk of the Supreme Court, on payment by the attorney of a fee to be established with the approval of the Supreme Court, shall issue a confirmatory certificate in the appropriate name.

Note: Source-R.R. 1:15-1. Amended July 7, 1971 to be effective September 13, 1971; amended July 29, 1977 to be effective September 6, 1977; caption and text amended October 19, 1993, to be effective January 3, 1994.
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