Oath Renewal Ceremony - Lawyers Renew

Baton Rouge area attorneys invited to renew lawyer's oath

Lawyers Renew, a grassroots association of attorneys and bar organizations, has announced a lawyer's oath renewal ceremony will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 9, in the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge.



The Louisiana Supreme Court has confirmed that one or more justices will administer the oath in a group ceremony.


Attorneys are invited to voluntarily reaffirm their professional commitment by reciting the Louisiana Attorney Oath, which was administered when they were first sworn in as members of the Louisiana bar. Attorneys' family members are invited to attend the ceremony. All lawyers who participate will be given a commemorative copy of the lawyer's oath.


Baton Rouge attorney Charles R. Moore, who helped coordinate Lawyers Renew, said the Louisiana attorney oath is both inspirational and aspirational. "This ceremony will provide attorneys the opportunity to recommit to the ideals of their profession," Moore said. The event also will inform the public of the contents of the lawyer's oath and the standards to which Louisiana lawyers have pledged. Moore is a past president of Louisiana Association for Justice (1987-88).


Program sponsors include the Louisiana Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Louisiana Association for Justice, 19th Judicial District Court, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar C. Moore III of 19th Judicial District Court and individual attorneys and law firms.


A reception sponsored by the Louisiana Association for Justice will follow the ceremony.


There is no charge to attend; however, registration is requested and seating is limited. To register or for information contact Baton Rouge attorney Keith Richards at keith@kprlawfirm.com, 225-767-3755, or visit the Baton Rouge Bar Association's website at www.brba.org for an online registration form.