I remember August 13, 1963 as if it were yesterday. That was the day that I was sworn in as an attorney at the old Superior Court on Elm Street in New Haven. I remember how proud I was that day. I remember my mother and father beaming in one of the first few rows watching my swearing in as an attorney.
The pride that I felt was because being admitted to the rolls as an attorney in Connecticut in1963 was an honorable achievement. The practice of law was based upon civility and a lawyer's place in society was respected.