Mrs. Demaree was among nine attorneys from Tennessee who participated in a two-day program in Washington D.C. that included continuing legal education seminars, a tour of the Supreme Court and the swearing in ceremony. The ceremony, which was held in open court, was presided over by Chief Justice John Roberts. To qualify for admission to the Supreme Court bar, an attorney must present a personal statement, proof that she has been admitted to practice before the highest court in her state for at least three years and a certificate of good standing from that court. In addition, each attorney must be sponsored by two existing members of the Supreme Court bar who can vouch for their moral and professional character. Because of these high standards, less than one percent of the nation’s attorneys are admitted to practice before the Supreme Court.
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