In November 2015 new trainee volunteer attorneys were sworn in at a ceremony that took place at the Fort Osage High School Performing Arts Center. A total of about 41 attorneys from both Eastern Jackson County Youth Court and Independence Youth Court took the oath from Honorable Judge Stephen Nixon. Judge Nixon has sworn in over 400 new attorneys over the past years. He gives a wonderful speech each year to the graduates and their families in attendance.
We have conducted the ceremony in Independence Municipal Courtroom chambers in the past but moved to the Performing Arts Center for the first time and it turned out to be very roomy and comfortable.