Chief Justice Encourages Heroes of the Future
Staff Report | November 17, 2022
Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor ushered in her last class of more than 600 new attorneys during the Supreme Court of Ohio's Bar Admissions ceremonies on Nov. 14. She recognized their hard work and sacrifice, encouraging them to be heroes to the justice system.
"I charge you to be those heroes who do the work well, who serve others, who value and protect your reputation and the reputation of the justice system," Chief Justice O'Connor said during her remarks.
Many of the 619 new lawyers sworn in at the Palace Theater in Columbus talked about the accomplishment and their dedication to service within the legal profession.
"It's amazing to finally get to the dream I've been working toward for a long time," said new attorney Abigail Wiet.
"I want to be a part of the solution in the justice system," said new attorney Jeremy Pratt, a first-generation college student. "I felt that in order to do that, I would need something like a law degree to put myself at that table."
Chief Justice O'Connor emphasized the value of new attorneys using their legal education to benefit their communities and help others navigate difficult situations.