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 induction, 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 other schools from around the region.
The induction ceremony was held on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 where 41 graduates were admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia City Hall. Dean Linda L. Ammons
started the program with opening remarks that included congratulatory comments to the graduates; she also introduced the judiciary. 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 addressed by such a prestigious bench. Following remarks from each of the judges, Rosemary Pall Esq., Director of Development, moved the group for admission. After Judge Panepinto administered the Attorney Oath and welcomed the newest members of the Pennsylvania Bar, graduates and their guests were welcomed to take individual photos with the judges and the Dean Ammons.