Arkansas Attorney Oath

One of our favorite recent additions to our Famous Quotations in the Law page is the Arkansas Attorney Oath.

Timeless and honorable, the oath serves as both an inauguration for new lawyers and a reminder for all lawyers of the profession’s true spirit.

Read the oath in its entirety below, and click here to read more of our favorite quotations.

Arkansas Attorney Oath

I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, and I will faithfully perform the duties of attorney at law.

I will maintain the respect and courtesy due to courts of justice, judicial officers, and those who assist them.

I will, to the best of my ability, abide by the Arkansas Rules of Professional Conduct and any other standards of ethics proclaimed by the courts, and in doubtful cases I will attempt to abide by the spirit of those ethical rules and precepts of honor and fair play.

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 not reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the impoverished, the defenseless, or the oppressed.

I will endeavor always to advance the cause of justice and to defend and to keep inviolate the rights of all persons whose trust is conferred upon me as an attorney at law.

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