Hi I was wondering if I could get some advice. Has anyone missed their swearing-in/oath ceremony after passing the bar exam, but been allowed to swear in remotely?
I live in Arizona but passed the bar in Illinois. The oath ceremony is coming up real soon, but Right now I am working a decent gig (not a law job) on a contract basis, and would rather not take off 3 full days to fly all the way to Chicago to swear in. Plus spending 300-400 bucks for a flight and hotel right now - I'd rather save that for when I actually move back to Chicago in a few months to get a job.
I called the IL supreme court who advised me that people who live far off do sometimes miss the bar, and that 3 weeks after the ceremony, they will mail you instructions on how to swear in with a judge who is near your current location (usually federal or bankruptcy judge).
I guess I trust the court but I sorta fear missing the ceremony and then the court turning around telling me too bad or their remote swearing in procedure getting delayed or something.