Today I saw my daughter take the oath as an attorney. Allison is authorized to practice law in California and federal courts. She’s specializing in family law — divorce and child guardianship — at the San Francisco Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services Program, which provides free legal help to those who can’t afford a lawyer. She likes it because she can help people.
It feels weird that she’s not in school or preparing to go back to school or studying for a test. That phase of her life is over. She’s a competent adult.
I’m proud of her.