To my clients,
I offer faithfulness, competence, diligence, and good judgment.
I will strive to represent you as I would want to be represented
and to be worthy of your trust.
To the opposing
parties and their counsel, I offer fairness, integrity, and civility.
I will seek reconciliation and, if we fail, I will strive to make
our dispute a dignified one.
To the courts,
and other tribunals, and to those who assist them, I offer respect,
candor, and courtesy. I will strive to do honor to the search for
To my colleagues
in the practice of law, I offer concern for your welfare. I will
strive to make our association a professional friendship.
To the profession,
I offer assistance. I will strive to keep our business a profession
and our profession a calling in the spirit of public service.
To the public
and our systems of justice, I offer service. I will strive to improve
the law and our legal system, to make the law and our legal system
available to all, and to seek the common good through the representation
of my clients.