Oath of Admission

Changes Coming to the Lawyer's Oath and Creed? The Arizona Supreme Court is considering a proposal to modify The Oath of Admission to the Bar and A Lawyer's Creed of Professionalism of the State Bar of Arizona. You can read the proposed version here.


I, (state your name), do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Arizona;

I will maintain the respect due to courts of justice and judicial officers;

I will not counsel or maintain any suit or proceeding that shall appear to me to be without merit or to be unjust; I will not assert any defense except such as I honestly believe to be debatable under the law of the land;

I will employ for the purpose of maintaining the causes confided to me such means only as are consistent with truth and honor; I will never seek to mislead the judge or jury by any misstatement or false statement of fact or law;

I will maintain the confidence and preserve inviolate the secrets of my client; I will accept no compensation in connection with my client's business except from my client or with my client's knowledge and approval;

I will abstain from all offensive conduct; I will not advance any fact prejudicial to the honor or reputation of a party or witness, unless required by the justice of the cause with which I am charged;

I will never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed, nor will I delay any person's cause for greed or malice;

I will at all times faithfully and diligently adhere to the rules of professional responsibility and a lawyer's creed of professionalism of the State Bar of Arizona.

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