Welcome, new lawyers!

Five back-to-back bar admission ceremonies were held on Friday, May 6, at the Minnesota Supreme Court Courtroom at the Capitol. Sponsored by the Minnesota Supreme Court and the MSBA, the ceremonies welcomed Minnesota’s newest attorneys, who passed the February 2022 bar exam. Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea presided over the sessions, joined by the associate justices, to administer the oath and officially welcome these new attorneys to the profession. During the program, MSBA President Jennifer Thompson (inset) spoke on the community of the MSBA—attorneys working together and providing a voice for the profession. Before and after each of the sessions, the new members of the bar had the opportunity to sign their names in the Roll of Attorneys book, a practice that dates back to 1858. (This practice was reinstated in 2018 after a 35-year break; attorneys admitted between 1983 and 2018 can make an appointment at the Minnesota State Law Library to sign the roll book for their year.)

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