Join Wayne County Bar Association

Two locals were recently sworn in as members of the Wayne County Bar Association at the Wayne County Courthouse. Surrounded by family, friends and some community officials, Judge Raymond Hamill swore in Jessica Ebert and Dylan Henry. Both are 2005 graduates of Honesdale High School. Ebert is from Honesdale and Henry is from Beach Lake. “One of the great joys this court has is admitting new members to the bar,” said Hamill after they took their oath. “Congratulations to you. I am pleased to welcome you to the bar.” He told them they took the oath “to do the best for the community.” In quoting Proverbs 28:22 Hamill said, “don't be selfish and eager to get rich. You'll only end up worse off than you can imagine.” “I'm excited for all of the clients' lives you'll touch,” Hamill stated. “That is an honor of yours and it's yours alone. I wish you both the best.” Ebert, 26, attended Moravian College after graduating from Honesdale High School, where she majored in sociology with a concentration in law and society. Upon graduating Moravian in 2009, Ebert went to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she received her Juris Doctor in law this year. She has helped in the District Attorney's office in Wayne County as well as the Allegheny District Attorney's office in Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office. Ebert now works at the Rechner Law Office with Hugh and Christine on Church Street in Honesdale. She is the daughter of Tammy and Tom Ebert and is the youngest of four. Her siblings are Jackie, Jeff and Jeremy. “It's fantastic,” Ebert said about being sworn in. “I love how I got to do this. I really enjoy it. It's a blessing to be able to come home and be here. Everyone here has seen me through it. It's surreal too, but it's also exciting.” Henry, also 26, attended Penn State University, where he received a Bachelor's of Science in criminal law and justice. He also minored in business and Spanish. From there Henry attended Villanova School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor in law this year. He has clerked in Hamill's office as well as the Federal District Judge's office. Henry now works for Powell, Trachtman, Logan, Carrie & Lombardo in King of Prussia. He is the son of Alan Henry and Karen Carlson and has a sister, Alana. “It's a great relief,” he said. “It's great how we got here and now we can go three more quarter centuries in prosperous careers. This is a blessing. I wouldn't be where I am without my family.”