“Uh oh!”: Swearing-In Ceremony for the Virginia Bar

by Jamison Koehler on June 9, 2010

I was sworn into the Virginia Bar on Monday in Richmond.  I drove down with my friend and colleague Chris Guest, and also ran into Kathryn Pearlman and Tevenia Jacobs while there.  It was an impressive ceremony presided over by the entire Supreme Court of Virginia.

During the preliminary ceremony, the President of the Virginia State Bar was just announcing that over 300 new admittees would be sworn in that day when, from the back of the room, a little girl’s voice could be heard:  “Uh oh!” she cried out.  Given the relative experience of the assembled group, she may well have been expressing what the Supreme Court justices were simply thinking.

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JW June 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Congratulations! If I’d known you were going to be in our back yard, I would’ve invited you to a beer at the Capitol Ale House. Another time, maybe.

Uh oh indeed.

jamison June 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm

JW! I was afraid you were going to going to be unavailable for a while. That you are commenting on this site clearly means that things are going well. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you.

Tevenia June 10, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Thanks for the shout out! It was a pleasure seeing you again and a privilege to be sworn in two rows behind you. If ever you’re in my backyard and have time to spare, I hope you’ll let me know. I’d love to meet for coffee, lunch…or even another hearing. :-)

Congratulations!

sherri carr June 1, 2014 at 12:01 pm

I am looking forward the the 2014 swearing in ceremony. How long does the actual ceremony last

Jamison Koehler June 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Congrats. (But sorry — I can’t remember.)

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