Monday, November 21, 2005

I Passed. Yup.

I had to read my name on the pass list a couple of times to make sure I wasn't reading the "must take it again" list by mistake. 13 years after graduating from law school, it feels good.

I want to thank all of you wonderful Calbar bloggers who inspired me. Especially Eve -- she is a pretty serious writer, don't you think?

A Day in the Often Overwhelming Life, Sua Sponte, Nuff Said, A Girl Walks Into a Bar Exam, Fruit of the Poisonous Tree, Legal Insanity, I Fought the Law, Tales of a Witty Sex Kitten, Case or Controversy -- you are a wonderful community and I depended on you more than you know.

BTW, the federal Judge I clerked for, William Bryant (1911-2005) passed away a week ago. I went to the funeral Friday at Howard University Law School. He was the first black Chief Judge of a US District Court, among many other firsts. [Excellent obituary at Washingtonpost.com for Tuesday, Nov. 15 if you are interested]. I loved him. He was one of best human beings I have had the privilege to know.

Judge Bryant used to say, "without lawyers, this Constitution of ours is just a piece of paper. Without lawyers, I'd still be counted as 3/5 of a man."

The bar is just a license -- its what you do now that defines what it means. Good luck to you all.