Clermont County Judge Jerry McBride enjoyed a rare lifetime experience today as he administered the lawyer’s oath to his daughter, Kathryn Lynn McBride.
With the exception of submitting registration papers to the Supreme Court, which cannot be done until after the oath is administered, this is the last step required for his daughter to be admitted to the bar. The State of Ohio Supreme Court also administered the lawyer’s oath today to approximately 1,200 people that the bar examination in July.
The Supreme Court allows judges to administer the oath to qualified applicants on the same day.
Regarding this exciting occasion, Judge McBride said, “I am very proud of my daughter and appreciate the opportunity that I have been given to administer the oath to her today. It is a very special occasion for me to be able to administer the oath to my own daughter.”
Judge McBride also explained that his daughter Katie will be the second person that he’s administered the lawyer’s oath to during the time that he has served as a Common Pleas Court Judge. He also administered the oath a number of years ago to assistant prosecuting attorney Scott O’Reilly.
Judge McBride has been a Common Pleas Judge in Clermont County for 18 years and prior to that was a Municipal Court Judge. He is currently an active member of several committees of the Ohio Judicial Conference: the Court Administration Committee, the Civil Law Committee, the Joint Committee, the Collaborative Project on Court Reporting, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Community Corrections. Judge McBride is a board member and coach of the Glen Este Youth Basketball Association, and has coached in both the Girls Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association and the Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association.
The ceremony was held at noon in the historical courthouse building located at 270 East Main Street, Batavia, Ohio.