Federal Register

August 12, 2014

A daily publication which contains federal administrative rules and regulations.  A periodic listing of general definitions of commonly used legal terms (not intended as legal advice but useful to better understand frequently used legal phrases).

The Lawyer’s Oath

August 1, 2014

The oath taken upon admission to practice law is as follows: “I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of an attorney and counselor at law to the best of my knowledge […]

How Our Oath Got Changed

August 1, 2014

(Editor’s note: The following article by Dennis LaRochell was published in the Ventura County Bar Assn. and San Luis Obispo Bar Assn. newsletters last month.) Civility is an important part of being a professional.  It is hard to feel professional while engaging in a screaming match, employing underhanded tactics or simply refusing to extend common courtesies to […]