Delaware Admittees Reflect on Journey to Career Milestone

01.27.2022
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Law360 Pulse

Earlier this month, the Delaware bar welcomed 277 new attorneys. The path to bar admission was delayed by the pandemic for some, and Law360 Pulse recently spoke with several newly-admitted Morris Nichols associates as they reflected on this milestone.

It’s a wonderful feeling to be admitted to the Delaware bar after the delay caused by the pandemic, shared Matthew Middleton in the firm’s IP litigation group. I’m extremely thankful to the friends, family, and colleagues who supported me along the way, as well as the invaluable mentorship I’ve received from Morris Nichols attorneys that made it possible to learn and grow as a new attorney during the pandemic.

Catherine Butchy, who focuses on corporate counseling, expressed relief “to have it finally become official.” Acclimating remotely, she reflected that “every chance I got to discuss an issue with a partner or reconnect with a fellow associate was invaluable, and it was those interactions that helped me keep my spirits up at work.”

Given that we finished our last semester and graduated from law school during the pandemic, we unfortunately had plenty of practice with working and learning in the ’new normal,’ reflected Christopher Cundra IV from the bankruptcy and restructuring group. Chris remarked it is a “[thrill] to have finally crossed the finish line in this admissions marathon.

All three had been practicing under the Delaware Supreme Court’s August 2020 emergency temporary order relating to limited practice privilege due to exceptional circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the full article from Law360 Pulse.

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