We are proud to announce that Isabella M. Squicciarini, a litigation partner, and Marianne Barbino Dubuque, a partner whose practice focuses on commercial real estate and land management, were recently sworn in and admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.
Along with 11 other members of the Waterbury Bar Association, Isabella and Marianne traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this month to be sworn in during a ceremony held at the nation’s highest court. The group was presented before the Supreme Court by Judge Salvatore Agati of Waterbury and an oath of admission was administered by the Clerk. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. granted their admission.
“As the granddaughter of Italian immigrants, admission to the U.S. Supreme Court has a special significance to me. It validates the difficult decision of my grandparents to leave their respective homes and families in Italy to come to the United States in pursuit of a better life,” says Marianne. She adds, “It was also especially thrilling to see the Supreme Court justices and to stand in front of the building that is our nation’s symbol for equal justice.”
As a first generation American on her father’s side, Isabella shares in the pride of representing her family and acknowledging the sacrifices they made when they came to the U.S. “I’m named after my grandmother, and to have our name called before the Supreme Court was a way to honor her memory. She had the courage to leave her country, and when I stood before the Court I stood for both of us.”
Admission to the Supreme Court is granted to attorneys who submit an application along with endorsements from two sponsors and a certificate of good standing. Once admitted, attorneys are allowed to argue cases before the Supreme Court.