Lawyers Creed

The State Bar Association of Arizona has a written creed that all Arizona lawyers should heed. It is broad in scope and intent. It is designed to supplement the formal oath of office and to enhance our sense of professionalism. While the word, “creed” commonly imports a formal declaration of religious belief, that does not apply to the Arizona Lawyer’s Creed. This document does not legally bind us to office; that comes from our oath, not our creed. The State Bar Creed asks us to strive to make our system of justice work fairly and efficiently. To do that, we must not only be officers of the court, we should also comply with the letter and spirit of our disciplinary standards and conduct ourselves in accordance with the Creed in dealing with clients, opposing parties, their counsel, tribunals and the general public.

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