A big thank you to everyone who has congratulated me on passing the bar and an answer to the question, "So, are you a lawyer yet?" The answer: not quite yet. As per Supreme Court Rule 52(a)(8), I have to complete a five month clerkship (http://courts.state.de.us/bbe/docs/clerkck.pdf) . Also, under Supreme Court Rule 52(a)(1) (http://courts.state.de.us/bbe/docs/scrulesbbe.pdf) , I have to have "good moral character and reputation."
Well, I'm making a lot of progress on my clerkship checklist and I will post the details of that in the coming weeks. Also, I had my Character and Fitness interview (there were no jumping jacks or sit-ups involved) which was surprisingly painless. The Character and Fitness board member that interviewed me gave me a bit of a ribbing about a speeding ticket that I got a few years ago, but I otherwise passed with flying colors. There was a laugh at the expense of my Duck-torate degree (http://www.wdwcpinfo.com/) from the Walt Disney World College Program.
So as long as all continues to go well, I will be sworn in to practice in the State of Delaware on December 10, 2004. Then I will officially be a lawyer that is licensed to practice law.
Kevin S. Mann