On May 21, 2018, Attorney Ouellette was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Nicholas joined 32 other lawyers in the Connecticut Bar Association in traveling to Washington D.C. to be sworn in as members of the Bar. They had the privilege of hearing the delivery of the decision in Epic Systems Corp. v Lewis, which 5-4 decision disrupted protections previously afforded unionized employees. Justice Neil Gorsuch read the majority opinion, and Justice Ruth Ginsberg read a blistering dissent while wearing her famous dissent "jabot."
After the ceremony, Justice Ginsberg met with the CBA, sitting for photographs and then answering questions. Afterwards, the CBA attendees lunched at a nearby hotel, and Sam Simon, general counsel for Senator Richard Blumenthal, spoke to the group about using the law to effectuate change and to defend the rule of law.