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Nov. 4, 2011
New Attorneys to be Admitted to the Bar During Ceremonies at Ohio Theatre Monday

Sessions can be viewed live online at Supreme Court's Web site, Ohio Channel

Close to 900 new attorneys will be sworn in Monday, Nov. 7, during two special public sessions of the Supreme Court of Ohio at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the historic Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St.

Law school graduates of Capital University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Northern Kentucky University and The Ohio State University will take the oath at the 10:30 a.m. session while law school graduates of University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Ohio Northern University, University of Toledo and out-of-state schools will do the same at the 2 p.m. session.

Supreme Court Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger will serve as the keynote speaker at both ceremonies, and Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton will lead the new attorneys in the professional oath.

The oath of office sessions will be streamed live on the Internet on the Supreme Court’s Web site (www.sc.ohio.gov) as well as the Ohio Channel (www.ohiochannel.org). In addition, the sessions will be broadcast back-to-back statewide on the Ohio Channel’s local public broadcasting stations at 2 and 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at noon and 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 3 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, and at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Additionally, the morning ceremony will air at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, and at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25. The afternoon ceremony can be seen at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, and at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The attorneys being sworn in passed the July 2011 bar examination and satisfied all of the Supreme Court’s other requirements for admission. Out of the 1,176 applicants who sat for the exam, 959 (81.6 percent) received passing scores; out of 1,080 first-time applicants, 86.1 percent received passing scores.

Following the ceremony, new attorneys may visit the Ohio Judicial Center, including the Supreme Court Courtroom and the Law Library. In addition, staff from the Office of Attorney Services will be available at the south end of the Grand Concourse to help new attorneys register. Additionally, for the first time, the Ohio State Bar Association will host its reception for new admittees in the Ohio Judicial Center at the north end of the Grand Concourse.