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.