Widener University School of Law is pleased to announce its graduates recently took the oath and became members of the Pennsylvania Bar at our private ceremony, The Honorable Charles P. Mirarchi, Jr. Pennsylvania Bar Induction Ceremony. The late Judge Mirarchi is responsible for the creation of this private ceremony. He believed it meant more to Widener Law graduates to be admitted alongside their friends and classmates instead of sharing this special moment with others from schools around the region.
The induction ceremony was held on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 where twenty-three graduates were admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia City Hall, Courtroom 653. Judge Paul P. Panepinto ‘76 from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Trial Division was the keynote speaker. He was joined by 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.
A reception that welcomed family and friends to celebrate with the graduates followed the ceremony.