YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — There are several loved ones connections at the Mahoning County Courthouse — and a new 1 started out Monday.

Mackenzie Smith Compton took an oath of admission to develop into an attorney from her mom, Judge Beth Smith.

“I have had the privilege of swearing in other younger lawyers, but this is my individual daughter so this implies a total large amount. This is really essential,” Decide Smith said.

Mackenzie could’ve taken the oath from a point out Supreme Court docket justice, but it would have been way too impersonal.

“And when I read another virtual ceremony, I figured I would just actually love to have my mom do this for me,” Mackenzie Smith Compton reported.

Decide Beth Smith has been a part model not only for her daughter, but other ladies as properly. She was the first lady elected as a decide in Mahoning County, in 1988.

She was expecting with Mackenzie when she won the 1996 main for the domestic relations seat, and campaigned with a new child though winning the standard election.

Mackenzie is starting off her career in legislation 25 decades afterwards.

“I want her to see that gals can make a difference, that gals do not have obstacles. That we can crack those ceilings and we can make a difference in people’s life,” Decide Smith claimed.

Mackenzie graduated from Mooney and Ohio Condition, then passed the bar examination. She’s a third-technology lawyer in the family.

“Such an honor for me to have the bar exam behind me and to be getting into this job, particularly with my mother currently being the first person to welcome me officially. It is this kind of a heat feeling and I’m under no circumstances heading to neglect,” Mackenzie Smith Compton explained.

Her 1st occupation is with a tiny Columbus law business, wherever she’s been a clerk for a 12 months.