Deaf Lawyers to be Sworn Into Supreme Court on April 19

13 Deaf lawyers will be part of the federal Supreme Court’s Bar Association

On April 19, the Supreme Court will hold a mass ceremony to swear in 13 deaf lawyers. This is the first time a large amount of deaf lawyers have been admitted onto the Supreme Court’s Bar Association, marking this as a historical moment for the United States.

Currently, there are only 250 deaf lawyers in practice in the United States and 100 of them are in a separate group: the Association of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Lawyers. This association is still fairly new, it was established in 2013.

All of the lawyers will be provided with a CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) court reporter, who will transcribe everything in the ceremony.

John Stanton was admitted to the Supreme Court bar alone in 2005 with the help of the CART, he will be the one to run the ceremony for the 13 new lawyers.

For more information and details, please refer to this article:

National Law Journal-Deaf Lawyers to Join Supreme Court Bar in Mass Ceremony


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