By Marj Oleske
Laura Hodson was sworn in as an attorney by Justice Janine Kern, with the South Dakota Supreme Court, on Friday, September 21, at the Pennington County Courthouse in Rapid City. Attending the ceremony were her parents, Kevin and Kaye Hodson, of Martin, and other family members; grandmother, Garnet Audiss; and aunts KayCee Hodson, Mary Christensen, and Liz Fredrickson. Not able to attend was grandmother Annabel Christensen.
Members of the law firm Bangs, McCullen, Butler, Foye and Simmons, LLP, were also in attendance. Hodson is employed at the firm, where she will focus on estate planning, probates, and business transactions.
“Justice Kern made the swearing in ceremony very special, and I am excited to join a great profession,” remarked Hodson. “I was also excited to have my family there who has been cheering me on from day one, and my new work-family there, who have been extremely supportive and helpful as I start my career.”