HER HAND on the Sam Houston Bible, Debra H. Lehrmann takes her oath from Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson in a short swearing-in ceremony in the Supreme Court conference room Monday before beginning work. With her is her husband, Greg.


Below, Chief Justice Jefferson introduces Justice Lehrmann to the staff gathered for the ceremony and for conference. Behind him (left to right) are Justice Lehrmannís sons, Jonathan and Gregory, and her husband, Greg.


Justice Lehrmann was appointed to the Court to replace Justice Harriet OíNeill, who retired Sunday.