Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Attorney's Oath

During our end of year poll last year, several people requested that the blog include more practice tips. To that end, and in light of some recent comments on the blog--which we acknowledge are not all from attorneys--today's post is a reminder of the oath that an attorney takes when being admitted to the Nevada Bar (as set forth in Supreme Court Rule 73):

Upon being admitted, each applicant shall take and subscribe to the following oath:

      I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR, OR AFFIRM, THAT: 
     I will support the Constitution and government of the United States and of the State of Nevada;
     I will maintain the respect due to courts of justice and judicial officers;
    I will support, abide by and follow the Rules of Professional Conduct as are now or may hereafter be adopted by the Supreme Court;
     I will conduct myself in a civil and professional manner, whether dealing with clients, opposing parties and counsel, judicial officers or the general public, and will promote the administration of justice; and
    I will faithfully and honestly discharge the duties of an attorney at law to the best of my knowledge and ability.

19 comments:

  1. Even with the unconstitutional parts redacted, this oath does not accurately reflect the (for better or worse) traditionally accepted legal climate in Nevada.

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    1. pray tell, what are the unconstitutional parts?

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    2. None of this is unconstitutional, you imbosal.

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  2. I don't necessarily agree, but probably 8:27 means the post hac provisions.

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    1. Has been for years. Must be a zombie blog.

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  4. Anyone want to talk about Nakvi's hair?

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    1. Voted Best Hair by readers of the Naqvi Blog

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    2. THE UNDEFEATED (is it 1-0 or 2-0?) TOP TRIAL LAWYER IS EVERYTHING I STRIVE TO BE.

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  5. Voted Top Hair by "Las Vegas Hair" a magazine dedicated to attorneys who are in the same category - Naq, Kutner, Lerner and Dimopoulos - a crew who has probably tried less than 5 trials put together But, they can sure advertise and talk about "top" "best" and other catchy phrases. Thank you State Bar for keep everything professional.

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    1. Ed Bernstein gets my vote!

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  6. So I finally read the now-unsealed Nelson Cohen complaint, which takes awhile to download since it runs to 710 pages with exhibits. Basically he stole a little over $200k through expense account fraud over a period of about five years - or around 40 grand a year. Jesus, if you are going to throw your career away and risk jail time, at least steal $13 million or something, not that kind of chump change.

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    1. Can you post the complaint so we can read it?

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    2. Not much to read beyond what 3:09 said. Cohen is alleged to have stolen about $200k in false reimbursements, costs of which were allegedly passed on to clients.

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    3. Loved the part where he tried to convince the managing partner to let it slide because the firm got paid by the insurance company and the insurance company didn't know about it.

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    4. I was ready to attack Peter Brown for throwing Nelson under the bus. But to read it, Nelson pretty much admits it happened.

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    5. You can go to http://nvcourts.gov/Supreme/How_Do_I/Find_a_Case/ to get a copy from the NV Supreme Court website directly. Search in the 'caption contains' for 'Nelson Cohen' and click on the link on the right side for document number 16-38011. It's about 105Megs in size so it'll take some time to download.

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