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National Bar Association Womens Lawyers Division hosts 33rd Annual US Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony
WASHINGTON, DC – The Womens Lawyers Division (WLD) of the National Bar Association hosted its 33rd Annual U.S. Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony Tuesday. The ceremony, held in the nation’s highest court, continues the legacy and tradition of WLD. The Movant for the 33rd swearing-in was The Honorable Mary A. Gooden Terrell, retired DC Superior Court Judge.
“The Ceremony is held annually in an effort to enhance the stature of African American lawyers as legal advocates,” said National Bar President, Patricia Rosier. “Additionally, we also seek to increase the number of minority lawyers readily available to argue cases before the nation’s highest court,” said Rosier.
After the swearing-in ceremony, Justices Ruth Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia stopped by to greet the four newly admitted members. This year’s admittees included National Bar Association members: Cenceria Edwards, Caryn Hines, and Quynda Henry.
WLD Chair, Antoinette Barksdale presented Judge Terrell, this year’s luncheon keynote speaker, with an award of appreciation of delivering a moving keynote speech where she challenged the newly admitted lawyers to continue to advocate fiercely for the least of these.
The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges. It represents approximately 59,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students and has over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world. For more information, visit: www.nationalbar.org