News and Information
January 06, 2021

New Virginia Lawyers Sworn In During Virtual A&O Ceremony

For the third time since the pandemic, newly admitted Virginia lawyers have been sworn into the Virginia State Bar via a virtual Admissions & Orientation ceremony.

Today, 145 newly licensed attorneys and 27 reciprocity admittees were sworn in via videoconference by Supreme Court of Virginia Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons. The new lawyers were joined in the ceremony by Virginia law school deans, Virginia State Bar President-elect Jay B. Myerson, and VSB Young Lawyers Conference President Missy York.

During the first ever virtual A&O Ceremony on June 17, 2020, 151 newly licensed attorneys and 81 reciprocity admittees were admitted to the Virginia State Bar. In the December 2, 2020 ceremony, 353 newly licensed attorneys and 31 reciprocity admittees were sworn in.

Although the ceremonies were virtual, the achievement is very real, and we offer our sincere congratulations and heartiest welcome to our newest lawyers.

The virtual cermeonies may be watched here.

Updated: Jan 06, 2021