FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2014
Karen K. Peters, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department, announced today that approximately 750 people are scheduled to be sworn in as newly admitted members of the New York State Bar by the Court at a ceremony at noon on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, New York.
The members of the Court presiding at the ceremony will include John A. Lahtinen, Justice Presiding, and Associate Justices William E. McCarthy, Elizabeth A. Garry, and John C. Egan Jr.
Presiding Justice Peters stated that the Court is very pleased that Seymour W. James, Jr., Esq., Attorney-in-Charge, Criminal Practice, The Legal Aid Society of New York City, and Immediate Past President, New York State Bar Association, will be in attendance and will address the new attorneys.
Justice McCarthy will administer the constitutional oath of office to the applicants.
All of the new attorneys who will be sworn in on March 11 have passed the New York State Bar examination or have satisfied the motion admission requirements and will have been approved for admission by the Third Department's Committees on Character and Fitness.
Based upon their current residence addresses, applicants from at least 35 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 31 foreign countries will be admitted. Foreign countries represented include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. The Third Department is responsible for the admission of all out-of-state applicants and applicants from other countries.
The ceremony on March 11 is open to the public and all are invited to attend. For further information, please contact Robert D. Mayberger, the Clerk of the Court (518-471-4777), or Daniel C. Brennan of the Admissions Office (518-471-4734).
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