As a member of the Inn of Court, I hereby adopt this professional creed with a pledge to honor its principles and practices:

1.  I will treat the practice of law as a learned profession and will uphold the standards of the profession with dignity, civility and courtesy.

2.  I will value my integrity above all. My word is my bond.

3.  I will develop my practice with dignity and will be mindful in my communications with the public that what is constitutionally permissible may not be professionally appropriate.

4.  I will serve as an officer of the court, encouraging respect for the law in all that I do and avoiding abuse or misuse of the law, its procedures, its participants and its processes.

5.  I will represent the interests of my client with vigor and will seek the most expeditious and least costly solutions to problems, resolving disputes through negotiation whenever possible.

6.  I will work continuously to attain the highest level of knowledge and skill in the areas of the law in which I practice.

7.  I will contribute time and resources to public service, charitable activities and pro bono work.

8.  I will work to make the legal system more accessible, responsive and effective.

9.  I will honor the requirements, the spirit and the intent of the applicable rules or codes of professional conduct for my jurisdiction, and will encourage others to do the same.