Hey, law students and recent grads. Think you've got it tough? Try being a husband, a father of three, a major in the Army Reserve getting ready to be deployed to Iraq, and a recent law school graduate getting ready to take the Michigan bar exam, which you almost miss because of said impending deployment.
Try being recent Thomas M. Cooley graduate Miles Gengler.
In true Army fashion, Gengler continued rolling along despite fighting a multi-front battle, and passed the two-day exam. Trouble is, he couldn't be sworn in to the state bar in a traditional ceremony.
That's because when he learned he was a eligible to practice law in May, Gengler was 6,000 miles away in Baghdad's Green Zone.
But with a little help from technology and Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly, Gengler was sworn in via video, according to Associated Press reporter David Eggert.
Kelly and National Guard officials told Eggert they were unaware of such a video swearing-in happening before anywhere else in the United States.
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