Orlando Crime Lawyer: A Lawyer’s Oath
Every lawyer who practices law in Florida must take ethical tests before they are admitted to the Florida Bar. There are also ongoing professionalism tests. Before starting practice, every lawyer must make an oath.
The Oath of Admission to the Florida Bar:
- “I do solemnly swear: I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida; I will maintain the respect due to courts of justice and judicial officers; I will not counsel or maintain any suit or proceedings which shall appear to be unjust, nor any defense except such as I believe to be honestly debatable under the law of the land; I will employ, for the purpose of maintaining the causes confided in me such means only as are consistent with truth and honor, and will never seek to mislead the judge or jury by any artifice or false statement of fact or law; I will maintain the confidence and preserve inviolate the secrets of my clients, and will accept no compensation in connection with their business except from them or with their knowledge and approval; to opposing parties and their counsel, I pledge fairness, integrity, and civility, not only in court, but also in all written and oral communications; I will abstain from all offense personality and advance no fact prejudicial to the honor or reputation of a party or witness, unless required by the justice of the cause which I am charged; I will never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed, or delay anyone’s cause for lucre or malice. So help me God.”
Lawyer’s must abide by this oath, and various ethical standards, throughout their entire legal career.
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