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WATCH: Judge carries baby of lawyer mom while swearing her in to state bar

In what may be the most adorable induction ceremony, a judge in Tennessee, USA, held the child of a young mother as he swore her in to the state bar.

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Judge Richard Dinkins holds Juliana Lamar’s 1-year-old toddler, Beckham, while he swears the mother in to the state bar.  Image: screenshot from Twitter.com/@sarahfor5

In a 30-second clip posted on Twitter last Saturday, Nov. 9, Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Richard Dinkins can be seen playfully bouncing Juliana Lamar’s toddler while conducting the mother’s swearing-in ceremony.

The video, posted by Lamar’s friend and former law school classmate Sarah Martin, has since garnered about 10,000 retweets and 56,400 likes, as of posting.

“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,” Martin said.

Lamar said that in her first year of law school, she interned with Dinkins, who then became her mentor in her second year, as per Today.

“This year, I asked if he would swear me in,” Lamar was quoted as saying. “(At the swearing-in ceremony) he grabbed him (Beckham Lamar) without me even asking. He wanted him to be a part of it.”

Martin said that Lamar was one of the four women in her class who became mothers while in law school. “Women are amazing,” she added.

In a separate tweet, Martin shared how “badass” Lamar was, who went back to school just within a week after giving birth.

“P.S. Juliana is a badass. She was back at school within a week of an emergency c-section before she was even allowed to drive or climb stairs,” Martin said.

Martin added that Lamar’s judicial clerkship will be up in August 2021, and will be looking to practice corporate, sports or entertainment law.  /ra

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