A Swearing-In Ceremony was held at the State House on Nov. 29 for 48 new Vermont attorneys. Many of the new admittees were in attendance with friends and family. As it is a duty of the Supreme Court to administer the oath, the court was convened in the well of the House of Representatives by Patricia Turley, Esq., the Chair of the Board of Bar Examiners. All five Vermont Supreme Court Justices were present: Chief Justice Paul Reiber, along with Justices Karen Carroll, William Cohen, Harold Eaton, and Nancy Waples.
The oath and welcome remarks were delivered to those assembled by Justice Reiber. VBA President Judith Dillon, Esq. also added words of welcome and encouragement for the new attorneys to join the VBA and get involved.
A reception, sponsored by the VBA and Vermont Bar Foundation, followed. Welcome to Vermont all you new or new-to-Vermont attorneys!
photos courtesy of Judith Dillon, Esq.