A U.S. Army sergeant serving in Kuwait is scheduled to be sworn in as an attorney licensed to practice in Michigan.

Christopher Horvath is a recent graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is scheduled to be sworn in as a new attorney in a video conference ceremony Wednesday.

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Horvath was notified in October that he had passed the bar. He left for a 12-month tour of duty last week. His deployment orders precluded his participation in a traditional swearing-in ceremony with his graduating class.

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The video conference is being arranged by the Michigan Army National Guard, Michigan Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the law school.

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