The Florida Bar’s Oath of Admission states that attorneys must practice “the principles of duty and service to the public, … improve the administration of justice, and … advance the science of jurisprudence.”  When we take the oath to become attorneys and officers of the court, the ceremony lasts a few brief moments, but the responsibility we take on to advance those ideals and promises lasts a lifetime. The commitments in the oath have guided me throughout my career, and they guide The Florida Bar in its mission to serve our members and the public.

In furtherance of that mission, The Florida Bar is proud to partner with the Florida Supreme Court, which has proclaimed November 2021 as Legal Professionalism Month. The court’s proclamation encourages members of The Florida Bar to rededicate themselves to exhibiting the highest standards of professionalism in their practices and to elevating the profession  in the eyes of Floridians.