Army officer joins Michigan Bar via technology

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Becoming a lawyer is no easy task for anyone.

So imagine becoming a lawyer while serving in our nation’s military.

Seems impossible, right?

One Lansing native is proving that anything is possible as he was sworn into the Michigan Bar while on active duty.

US Army Judge Advocate first lieutenant Jordan Wilson was sworn into the Michigan Bar this afternoon via a video call.

Through the wonders of technology Lieutenant Wilson, who is currently stationed in Virginia, took an oath and spoke to 6 News about what the day meant to him.

“What an honor it is to be able to do this in here at the JAG’s in Virginia and be able to be sworn in in Michigan,” said Lt. Wilson. “The huge support I got from Cooley specifically and General McDaniels for putting this on, being able to do this for me is truly a great honor.”

Lieutenant Wilson passed the Michigan Bar exam back in February after graduating with honors from Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School.

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