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Michael Sabella Joins Group of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Attorneys Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar

News / December 13, 2019

Associate Michael Sabella was among a group of 10 members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association (DHHBA) who were sworn in and admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court on Dec. 12, 2019. DHHBA President Rachel Arfa made the motion in American Sign Language (ASL) and Spoken English, becoming the first attorney to address the Court in two languages simultaneously. Chief Justice John Roberts responded in ASL and Spoken English, signing, “Your motion is granted,” marking the third time that he has used ASL to approve DHHBA’s motion.

Sabella focuses his practice on bankruptcy and restructuring and complex commercial litigation.

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Michael Sabella (third from left) and the rest of the DHHBA members sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.
Michael Sabella (third from left) and the rest of the DHHBA members sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.