Dean Francis J. Mootz III congratulated the graduates on clearing their final hurdle to entering the legal profession at the swearing in ceremony in Sacramento.
McGeorge Grads Take the OathOne hundred and three Pacific McGeorge graduates were sworn in as members of the State Bar of California and the federal bar on Dec. 3, 2012, in front of a packed house of more than 300 family, friends, alumni and faculty members in the Lecture Hall.
The newly minted attorneys were part of a larger group (189) of Pacific McGeorge graduates who passed the July 2012 state bar examination, the results of which were released in late November. Many recent graduates who were unable to attend took their oaths in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities throughout the state.
Dean Francis J. Mootz III congratulated the honored attendees on clearing their final hurdle to entering the legal profession. "We are very proud of all of you here today," he said. "Take seriously your role as a guardian of justice, and remember your law school is here to support you on the rest of your journey."
Justice Ronald Robie '67 of the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, and Judge Morrison England '83, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, officiated at the event and offered words of advice to the new lawyers. June Coleman '97, the president of the Sacramento Bar Association, encouraged the participants to take advantage of all available networking resources.
"Use your education wisely and in a way that will bring credit to you and your profession," Robie said. "Integrity, service and civility will be the keys to your success."
England recalled administering an oath of profession to the recent graduates when they entered Pacific McGeorge three years ago. "Now you have an even more solemn oath to uphold," he said.
Justice Ronald Robie '67 of the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District (front row, far left), and Judge Morrison England '83, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California (front row, far right), officiated at the swearing in of 103 McGeorge graduates on Dec. 3 and offered words of advice to the new lawyers as they were inducted into the State Bar of California and the federal bar