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Lawyer’s oath signals special moment

Fri Nov 13 13:01:16 EST 2015 | mySanAntonio.com
In a historic moment for the legal profession in Texas, practicing lawyers will join Monday with new attorneys who passed the July bar exam to recite a new lawyer’s oath that includes an additional pledge of civility and integrity. The 84th Legislature unanimously passed Senate Bill 534, adding the civility and integrity elements to the oath. All new members of the State Bar of Texas now will pledge to conduct themselves “with integrity and civility in dealing with and communicating with the cou..

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In a historic moment for the legal profession in Texas, practicing lawyers will join Monday with new attorneys who passed the July bar exam to recite a new lawyer’s oath that inclu..
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