cold warm and grey sunny December mornin' afternoon one year ago today I was sworn in as a member of the State Bar of California. In other words, a for-reals attorney. Twelve months strong and so far I haven't committed any major ethical lapses, been sued for malpractice, or caused any particular client to be deprived of any substantial funds or assets (other than via attorney fees). Of course, I've been working behind closed doors for the government and not doing any actual representation for four of those twelve months, but still. I'm doing okay.
I'd also like to thank the State Bar of California website, without which I would certainly have forgotten the exact date of my admission by now.