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April 4, 2013

Andover High graduate sworn in to Supreme Court Bar

Alyssa Saunders, Esq., joined 14 colleagues from Hadassah’s National Center for Attorneys Councils as they were sworn in to the United States Supreme Court Bar.

Saunders, a 2000 graduate of Andover High School, is an attorney for Dow Lohnes in Washington, D.C.

Hadassah’s Supreme Court Swearing In program commenced with dinner and a presentation by Nan Aron, founder and president of Alliance for Justice, a public interest and civil rights advocate. Founded in 1979, AFJ is a premier source of information on federal judicial nominations and campaigns to confirm Supreme Court and federal judges who uphold the core constitutional values of justice and equality.

The following day at the Supreme Court, the admittees participated in the official swearing in ceremony before the entire Court and heard the reading of Court decisions and oral arguments in the two cases on the docket: Millbrook v. United States and Bowman v. Monsanto Co.

A highlight of the day was when the admittees and their guests had the distinct privilege of a personal meeting and conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“The swearing in was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Saunders said in a release. “I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to meet fellow Hadassah women and men who came from all over the country to participate in this program.”

Saunders now lives in Washington, D.C. Her mother, Rhonda Saunders of Andover, was her guest at the Supreme Court Swearing In program.

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