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    RE: "Many have forgotten (or don't care) these very principles to which we, as professionals, should always adhere"....the same can be said for Elected Officials and Other Public Servants as Well!


    “New California lawyers will have to promise to be courteous, A revised oath requires new lawyers to swear they'll try to conduct themselves 'at all times with dignity, courtesy, and integrity.” by Maura Dolan, LA Times, May 2, 2014

    New California lawyers will soon have to swear to be courteous and dignified under a change in the legal oath approved by the California Supreme Court.

    As of May 23, the oath required of lawyers admitted to the California bar will include a so-called civility pledge, officials announced Thursday. The court adopted it at the urging of the American Board of Trial Advocates, which has pushed for the change nationwide, and the State Bar of California.

    New lawyers previously have been required to say this oath: "I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of an attorney and counselor at law to the best of my knowledge and ability."

    In the future, the lawyers will have to make one more promise: "As an officer of the court, I will strive to conduct myself at all times with dignity, courtesy, and integrity."
    The new language was the first major change to the lawyers' oath since it was codified into law in 1872.
    Douglas DeGrave, immediate past president of the California Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates, called the revision a "historic moment for the legal community."

    "As professionals, we have an obligation to conduct ourselves with dignity, courtesy, and integrity," DeGrave said in a statement released by the court. "Many have forgotten these very principles to which we, as professionals, should always adhere."


    YouTube: "Thank You for Serving the Oppressed so-Called Vexatious Litigant, Honorably Discharged U.S. Veteran, etc." by mll1127

    CNN i-Report: "Corruption in the LA County Sheriff’s Department also includes corrupt court officials in the Inglewood & Culver City Courts all while elected Black Leaders, Judges & Lawyers Remain Silent or Become Co-conspirators in the Oppression of U.S. born Blacks! " by TheTruth53

    CNN i-Report: "Constitutional Protections are Very Important. Unfortunately more so than not, Black Leaders, Lawyers and the Black community itself are not Competent at Holding Anyone Accountable to the Oath of Office, the U.S. Constitution, etc." by TheTruth53

    Patrick Kelly, past president of the state bar, said the promise to be civil would remind lawyers to adhere to principles of professionalism, particularly in their dealings with clients, other attorneys and judges.

    Mark Robinson Jr., president of the American Board of Trial Advocates group and a member of California's Judicial Council, which sets policy for state courts, said the new language "is a great thing for justice here in California."

    Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times

    “She's homeless and likes it that way, Annie Moody has been arrested 59 times in six years, as L.A. officers try to get her off the streets of skid row. But to her, that's home.” by Gale Holland, LA Times, April 29, 2014

    Selected excerpt: "She tells us what's legal and what's not legal, and they don't like that," said Jamillah Muhammed

    Selected excerpt: "Moody and her lawyers said she always shows up for her court dates, unless she is in jail, and refuses to plea bargain her cases. Kevin Michael Key, a drug and alcohol prevention activist on skid row, said he saw Moody walking out of Goodwill with a new tent after police confiscated her old one."
    The Great story....

    ......It is certain that Annie Moody is not going to allow herself to be misled by any attorney to admit guilt/plea bargain/plead no contest to any infraction, criminal act, etc., that she did not commit, or if she did it, she will make the accuser prove it before admitting guilt.

    CNN i-Report: "Makia Smith you definitely have more sense than many Black elected officials, black lawyers, multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus, many Black police officers, and misguided Black nationalists!" by TheTruth53

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