Schwarzenegger, no fan of lawyers, welcomes one to the fold
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who often goes out of his to criticize attorneys, doesn’t welcome many new lawyers to the trade. But then Sara Granda is not like other new lawyers.
“Her hard work, dedication and outlook on life is an inspiration to us all and proves that opportunity lies in every obstacle,” the governor said in a statement issued Saturday.
Granda is paralyzed from the neck down. A graduate of UC Davis’ School of Law, she received the word on Saturday that she had passed the California Bar Exam.
That’s only part of the story. As the Sacramento Bee reported in July, the Bar Association did not process Granda’s application to take the exam. The reason: the state Department of Rehabilitation, which covered the costs, paid the fee with a check rather than with Granda’s credit card. The California Supreme Court intervened and ordered that she be allowed to take the test.
People who took the bar exam were able to check results today. The public will be permitted to check the results on Sunday.