Though it seems somewhat backward in chronology, Anthony successfully passed the law bar exam in Utah, on his first try even before he officially graduated from Law School.
We found out April 14 and celebrated via phone. What a terrific accomplishment, and how great it was to have that pressure lifted from his shoulders. We are so proud of him, and thankful for his good wife, who shooed him off to SLC for 6 weeks to take a prepatory class for the exam. Her Uncle Parke donated his condo to the cause, and after that it was just study, study, study.
Anthony only took one real break when he flew to Mesa when we went down to help Ashley clean out their home, prior to moving back to Mountain Home..
Once Anthony knew he passed the bar, he recontacted the Duschene County Attorney's office and let them know he was now "legal" as a lawyer, hoping there might be an opening there. Because he had worked there his first summer as an intern, he had prior experience and connections with them. They told him there was a slight chance they might be able to get the County Commissioners to let them hire another attorney. Fortunately, the commission met to review the 2012 budget the following Monday, and they were able to present a proposal to hire Anthony on tract for the rest of the year. It was approved on April 23, and he now has a job! A double blessing this month for them and everyone who has been praying for them.