To become a bar member, you must complete an application with original documentation of good standing from a state bar and submit it to the Court. Both the application and the certificate of good standing from a state bar must be originals; copied documents are not accepted. After review and approval by the Justices, notice will be sent informing you of admittance to the Cherokee Nation Bar Association. The process usually takes around forty-five (45) days to complete. If you have submitted an application and review has taken longer please contact the Supreme Court Clerk. Please DO NOT send payment for bar fees until you are officially admitted and have received your letter from the court clerk.
Please mail completed applications with original cretificates of good standing to Kendall Bird, Court Clerk; Cherokee Nation Supreme Court; P.O. Box 1097; Tahlequah, Ok 74465.