New Lawyers Join the Pennsylvania Bar
Nancy Ravert-Ward - Published: November 20, 2009


(l to r) Judge Margaret T. Murphy ’77, Justice Seamus P. McCaffery, President Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe, and Judge Joel S. Johnson ‘91


Graduates taking Attorney Oath


Caitlin Quinn ’09 (far right) was sworn-in by her uncle, Justice Seamus McCaffery. The are joined by her parents, grandparents, and Dean Linda Ammons

Widener University School of Law is pleased to announce its graduates recently took the oath and became members of the Pennsylvania Bar.

On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 thirty-seven Widener Law graduates were admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at a ceremony that was held in Philadelphia City Hall, Courtroom 653. Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery presided with Judge Joel S. Johnson ’91 of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Family Division, Judge Margaret T. Murphy ’77 of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division and Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. The graduates were honored to have been sworn in by such a prestigious bench.

This Widener-unique event allows the Law School graduates to be admitted to the bar alongside their friends and classmates. A reception that welcomed family and friends to celebrate with the graduates followed the ceremony.