Monthly Archives: August 2013
Attorney Byron David has been admitted to practice in The United States Supreme Court. To qualify for admission to US Supreme Court Bar, the attorney must have been admitted to practice in the highest court of a State, Commonwealth, Territory or Possession, or the District of Columbia for a period of at least three years, not subject of any adverse disciplinary action, and must appear to the Court to be of good moral and professional character. In addition, the attorney must be certified by the State Bar Association as having good moral character. If these requirements are met, the applicant then has to have two attorneys, already admitted into the US Supreme Court, that will sponsor the applicant’s character.
The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States, and leads the federal judiciary. It consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight Associate Justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed with the “advice and consent” (majority vote) of the Senate. Once appointed, Justices effectively have life tenure, serving “during good behavior”, which terminates only upon death, resignation, retirement, or conviction on impeachment. The Court meets in Washington, DC in the United States Supreme Court building. The Supreme Court is primarily an appellate court, but it has original jurisdiction over a small range of cases.
Congratulations to Attorney David for this honor!