Tennessee Judge Holds Woman's Baby as She Is Sworn in as a Lawyer in Video That Went Viral
Juliana Lamar is the internet's latest sensation after her friend took to Twitter to share a cute photo of her and her child in court recently.
A wife, a mom, and a lawyer. Those are the three things Juliana Lamar wanted in life. https://t.co/SJVvK3PNvs— WETM-TV (@WETM18News) November 12, 2019
The video, which has since gone viral, was made during the swear-in ceremony of Juliana at the Tennessee Supreme Court in Nashville.
The ceremony had the 27-year-old's family, including her 1-year-old son in attendance. Upon sighting her son, Judge Richard Dinkins insisted that he be a part of the ceremony.
Luckily, Juliana's colleague was there to show social media users the adorable moments of the judge bouncing the boy, Beckham, on his hip as Juliana swears her oath.
Y'all. Judge Dinkins of the Tennessee Court of Appeals swore in my law school colleague with her baby on his hip, and I've honestly never loved him more. pic.twitter.com/kn0L5DakHO— Sarah Martin (@sarahfor5) November 9, 2019
While speaking to CNN on the event that transpired, Juliana said:
'Just as we're about to begin, he goes to grab Beckham and says 'He needs to be part of this. He's going to do the swearing-in with me. While we were doing the swearing-in, Beckham is just sitting there with his hand up, and it was just such an amazing experience.'
Good News Network reveals that the mother-of-one's journey Belmont University College of Law wasn't an easy one as she was one of four women in her class to get pregnant in the law school.
As Juliana Lamar was being sworn in as a lawyer at the Tennessee Supreme Court in Nashville, the judge officiating the ceremony held her 1-year-old son on his hip https://t.co/cqhkj7moxT pic.twitter.com/Vq2uU5cvNS— CNN (@CNN) November 11, 2019
What makes her case more interesting is that Juliana was back at school within a week of her emergency C-section in October 2018. The new mother couldn't drive or walk the stairs, but she wanted to ensure that she wasn't missing out on too much in school.
Although she made it look easy, the lawyer shared that she had concerns about missing too many classes, especially during her final exams.
Shoutout to Tennessee’s own Judge Dinkins and Juliana Lamar for these happy tears ♥️♥️♥️✨ https://t.co/8vRUumHx29— Savannah Grimm (@savvygrimm) November 11, 2019
However, Juliana was lucky to have her husband, whom she appreciates for helping her during the tough period between birthing their son and her finishing school.
Since her swearing-in, Juliana has assumed her role as a clerk in a two-year clerkship with the state trial court. CNN reports that as soon as her current work is over, she will start looking for other jobs.
A woman being sworn in as a lawyer in Tennessee gets help from the judge officiating the ceremony. He holds her baby on his hip while swearing her in! Congratulations to 27yo Juliana Lamar & kudos to Judge Richard Dinkins!! #7news pic.twitter.com/2zywHqCfQB— Amaka Ubaka (@AmakaUbakaTV) November 12, 2019
Juliana hopes that others, especially young women and mothers, can find inspiration, like she did, to know that they can achieve their goals.