As Justice Carol Kapsner administered the oath, 50 lawyers were admitted to the North Dakota Bar, Friday, September 27, 2013.
Speakers included State Board of Law Examiners member Lawrence King, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, U.N.D. Law School Professor Margaret Moore Jackson, and State Bar Association president-elect Jack McDonald.
Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle told the new lawyers: "You are entering a changing profession. It always has been a changing profession but it continues to change at a more rapid pace. Two engines driving change are technology and the globalization of the practice of law. "
"But there is one thing that should not, must not change," VandeWalle said. "That is your -- our -- dedication to core values of the legal profession. Those values are generally held to include honesty, integrity, competence, client confidentiality. And civility."
Individuals who met all of the requirements for admission based on the bar examination:
The following individuals were admitted having met all of the requirements for admission based on eligibility by practice or test score:
September 27, 2013