Texas Bar Journal – Making a Difference

TRLA’s Anjanette Hamilton received the highest score on the February state bar exam and was invited to speak in front of all the new Texas attorneys at their swearing in ceremony.  The text of her speech is printed in the latest edition of the Texas Bar Journal.

Thank you, Chief Justice Jefferson, justices and judges, members of the bar, family members, and friends, for being with us today. I have to admit I was a little nervous when I found out I would have to give a speech. But I told my
mother, “Well, it’s only five minutes.” And my mother — very helpfully — told me, “Anji, five minutes can feel like a lifetime when you’re giving a speech!” Right now, I’m sure that many of you are thinking it can also feel like a lifetime when you’re listening to a speech, so I’ll try to be brief.

First, I want to thank my family, especially my parents and my husband who all flew out to be here with me today. I am also fortunate to work at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, an organization that not only gave me time off to study for the bar, but also covered the expenses for my study course and bar application fees and overall was unbelievably generous and supportive.

To read the entire speech, click here.

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