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Congratulations to TJSL’s 2014 New Lawyers

June 4, 2014

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Thomas Jefferson School of Law bar passers, their families and friends along with Alumni, faculty and staff came together on TJSL’s 8th floor to celebrate Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s newest attorneys.

“The law school really is a community,” said TJSL President and Dean Thomas Guernsey. “It is a community in which the alums are truly an important part. I just want to express my congratulations to all of you on a job well done. This is a great day for you!”

“What an incredible feeling,” said Robert M. Sagerian. “Today is very special for me and the rest of my colleagues as we are welcomed into the noble profession of law. Being sworn into the CA state bar is the culmination of three taxing years, where we all have overcome numerous physical, financial and emotional hurdles. A special thanks to my family, friends, and the entire TJSL faculty for all their support. No ceilings!”

The ceremony to swear-in all of the new attorneys to the state and federal bars took place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel earlier in the day.

“So excited, so happy, all of the hard work has finally paid off,” said Nastaran Parvizi ’13, who attended the reception hosted by TJSL’s Office for Alumni Relations & Development. “This is the biggest accomplishment of my life and now I am ready to get to work.”

“I am so happy and so excited,” said Kathy Schachar, the mother of Elise Trautvetter ’13. “I am a very proud mom.”

“Being sworn was very emotional,” said Carinna MacGregor ’13 who stood beside her fiancé Shea Connely ’13 during the swearing-in ceremony. “Shea and I met during our first semester here at TJSL and today we were sworn-in together. It is so nice to be able to finish what we both started together.”

Being officially sworn-in to the state and federal bars represents a culmination of hard work, dedication and an opportunity to uphold the law with dignity and respect.

“Taking the oath was one of the most fulfilling moments in my life,” said Nastaran Parvizi ‘13. “I have a new found respect for all my fellow students that have gone through this journey, and especially for international students like myself for which this road is additionally challenging. Today served as a reminder that hard work, perseverance, and stepping out of your comfort zone will pay off in the most gratifying way. Discipline is truly the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

“Congratulations to all of you,” said TJSL Alumni Association President Jeremy Evans ’11. “We welcome and encourage all of you to become involved with the Alumni Association. It is a great way to interact with fellow graduates and a great way to network and develop business.”

On this day, Thomas Jefferson School of Law honored those who passed the California Bar Exam.