Clermont judge administers daughter's lawyer oath ceremony | People
BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) - A Clermont County judge got a rare experience on Monday as he administered the lawyer's oath to his daughter.
Judge Jerry McBride administered the ceremony on Monday to give the oath to his daughter, Kathryn Lynn McBride. The State of Ohio Supreme Court will also be administering the lawyer’s oath to approximately 1,200 people who have passed the bar examination in July. The Supreme Court allows judges to administer the oath to qualified applicants on the same day.
Regarding this exciting occasion, Judge McBride esteemed, “I am very proud of my daughter and appreciate the opportunity that I have been given to administer the oath to her today. It is a very special occasion for me to be able to administer the oath to my own daughter.” Judge McBride also explained that his daughter Katie will be the second person that he’s administered the lawyer’s oath to during the time that he has served as a Common Pleas Court Judge. He also administered the oath a number of years ago to assistant prosecuting attorney Scott O’Reilly.
The ceremony took place at noon in the historical courthouse building located at 270 East Main Street in Batavia.