You must complete the online registration process to be assigned to an Admissions Ceremony. Do not register to take the Oath of Admission until you have been cleared for admission by the Attorney Admissions Office. Please do not come to our Office to register for a ceremony or to take the Oath of Admission in-person. If your Clearance Letter/Notice issued by the Office of Attorney Admissions is MORE than 90 days old from the date of issuance, you must fill-out and submit this Questionnaire at that time you register to take the Oath. Please submit the completed Questionnaire to email@example.com and in your email with this document note whether you have already registered for a ceremony.
Admissions ceremonies via Zoom take place every Thursday, with some exceptions. If you have questions regarding the scheduling of a ceremony, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ceremonies will be streamed live on YouTube for family and friends to view. We will provide a link to the YouTube channel to share with your family and friends once the online registration is complete. Therefore, please do not forward your specific invitation for the ceremony to anyone, as this is a unique login for just the approved individual. After each ceremony, our Office will confirm attendance and activate your license accordingly.
Once our Office receives your completed submission (including online payment of fee by credit card), our Office will confirm approval of your clearance to take the Oath of Admission and then provide by email an invitation with instructions to attend the next ceremony. Please note that despite your online registration, this is a manual process for our staff to ensure only those cleared to be admitted attend, as well as setting up your new attorney registration record. You will not receive an automated email at the time you submit your registration. Please plan ahead accordingly and submit your online registration at least two business days prior to the next scheduled ceremony; registrations received less than two business days prior to the next scheduled ceremony may be assigned to a ceremony for the following week. Also, during high-volume registration periods following the release of bar exam results, processing will take longer and you may be assigned to a ceremony taking place in the week following your submission as registrations are processed in the order received.
If you have any questions regarding clearance by the Office of Attorney Admissions, and/or expiration of your bar exam scores, clearance letter, or mandatory professionalism course, please contact your licensure analyst through your CiviCore Applicant Portal or email the Admissions Office at email@example.com For any further questions on registering for one of the remote ceremonies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that despite your online registration, this is a manual process for our staff to ensure only those cleared to be admitted attend, as well as setting up your new attorney registration record. You will not automatically receive an email about which ceremony you have been assigned to at the time you submit your registration. Once your registration paperwork has been processed, our staff will assign you to a ceremony and will contact you at that time via email regarding protocols for attendance.
In order to attend the mandatory admission ceremony scheduled for Monday, October 31, 2022, you must register with the Attorney Registration Office PRIOR TO THE CEREMONY. Please plan ahead and register for the October ceremony by October 28th. To register for the ceremony you must complete the online New Attorney Registration form. Do not register to take the Oath of Admission until you have been cleared for admission by the Attorney Admissions Office. If you are cleared to take the Oath of Admission on or after October 28th but prior to the start of the ceremony, please complete the online registration form and email our office to give us notice of a late registration. Please do not come to our Office to register for the ceremony. All registrations must be completed through the online portal.
When you register, you will be required to (1) complete the online registration form; (2) pay the license fee of $40 (by credit card only); (3) personally sign and subscribe to the oath of admission; and, (4) complete all necessary forms for the annual registration of attorneys pursuant to C.R.C.P. 227. After completing the New Attorney Registration Form, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on attending the ceremony. The email is NOT automatic; this is a manual process. The staff must verify that you are authorized to take the Oath of Admission prior to clearing you to attend the ceremony.
Not able to attend the October 31st in-person ceremony If you are unable to be present for the October 31st admission ceremony, you may register for an online ceremony starting the day after the October 31st ceremony has taken place; you may not register for an online ceremony that takes place prior to October 31st.
Although only one of the February cases explicitly mentions it, at the heart of the content moderation issue is Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. For almost 30 years, Section 230 has been the foundation governing expression on digital platforms. The provision was enacted in 1996 at a time when the online experience was dominated by America Online (AOL), Prodigy, Compuserve, and similar services that ran commentary bulletin boards. The goal of Section 230 was to protect online platforms like these from liability for the third-party content that they distribute. In the intervening decades, technology has changed online experiences dramatically, and the U.S. Congress has failed to re-address existing and emerging policy issues considering those changes. It now falls to the Supreme Court to grapple with the statute based on the practices of 21st century social media.
The societal effects of Section 230 have gone through three stages. The original intent of Section 230, according to its authors, was to clarify the liability of online services for material published by others on their platforms. As online services evolved from bulletin boards to social media, however, the new social media companies took advantage of strict construction judicial interpretations to turn Section 230 from the protection of speech to the protection of a business model that profited from unfettered controversy. In its third phase, Section 230 has become a fixture in the culture wars.
The decision of the Supreme Court to hold the state action cases in abeyance while moving forward with the cases dealing with online behavior perhaps suggests a judicial strategy. Specifically, will the Court seek to deal with the topic of online content in a manner that is orthogonal to the absolutist debate that habitually surrounds Section 230
Should the Court adopt this approach, it would allow the business model of advertising-supported online platforms to continue. At the same time, however, it could necessitate pre-clearance activities that, while technology such as artificial intelligence might help achieve, would nonetheless add to costs, delay time to display, and impose other constraints that could change the user experience and corporate returns.
ARTICLE 19 and the International Justice Clinic at University of California, Irvine School of Law have made a joint intervention in a case against Google, urging the Supreme Court of the United States to maintain the existing protection of freedom of speech online.
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