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“Thou shalt behave thyself in the office of attorney, within the court to the best of thy learning and ability, and with all good fidelity, as well to the court as to the client.  Thou shalt use no falsehood, nor delay any person’s cause for lucre or malice.” First Pennsylvania Attorney’s Oath - Act of March 30, 1722-23.

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity, as well to the court as to the client, that I will use no falsehood, nor delay the cause of any person for lucre or malice.” Modern Pennsylvania Attorney’s Oath - 42 Pa.C.S. § 2522

Judges are served by informed and zealous advocacy of members of the bar and the citizens of the Commonwealth. The Historical Commission will be publishing articles highlighting the people that have helped shape the law.

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