Ready to Make Justice Happen May 15, 2004 Regular News Ready to Make Justice Happen CHIEF JUSTICE HARRY LEE ANSTEAD administered the Oath of Attorney to about 50 recent law school graduates at the Supreme Court in Tallahassee May 3, telling the brand new lawyers they now have the privilege of defending our country’s system of justice. “And how appropriate it is in this day and time when our president and others are counseling others around the world that the rule of law is really the best insulation for curbing the lawlessness and terrorism that occurred on September 11, 2001, and has served us so well,” Anstead said. Bar President-elect Kelly Overstreet Johnson also told the young lawyers to use the skills and knowledge they have acquired to work for the common good of society. Johnson urged the new lawyers to educate their clients about how the justice system works and “above all communicate with your clients. . . let them know you are working on their case and that their case is important to you. Being a good communicator with your clients will make you a better lawyer.” Johnson also said underlying everything a lawyer does should be a commitment to maintaining professionalism and civility.