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Florida Supreme Court Now Requiring Attorneys To Be Civil

The Florida Supreme Court has a strong message for newly admitted attorneys: be civil.

Citing "acts of incivility among members of the legal profession," the Florida Supreme Court modified the oath of admission to the Florida Bar to include a pledge that lawyers treat their adversaries with civility. The oath of admission now includes the following sentence:

"To opposing parties and their counsel, I pledge fairness, integrity, and civility, not only in court, but also in all written and oral communications."

The new oath is effective immediately, and no rehearing is permitted.

You can read the entire oath of admission here.

Categories: Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Tags: Florida Supreme CourtJamie A. ColeEdward G. GuedesMichael S. PopokJoseph H. SerotaFort Lauderdale Business Litigation AttorneysFort Lauderdale Business Litigation LawyersMiami Commercial Litigation AttorneyMiami Commercial Litigation LawyerSouth Florida Commercial Litigation AttorneySouth Florida Commercial Litigation LawyerSouth Florida Business Dispute Litigation AttorneysSouth Florida Business Dispute Litigation LawyersMatthew H. Mandel
Author(s): Brooke P. Dolara