ATTORNEY'S OATH OF OFFICE
CALIFORNIA BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE
6067. Oath. Every person on his admission shall take an oath
to support the Constitution of the United States and the
Constitution of the State of California, and faithfully to
discharge the duties of any attorney at law to the best of his
knowledge and ability. A certificate of the oath shall be
indorsed upon his license.
(Added by Stats. 1939, c 34. p. 354, Sec. 1.)
NOTE: There are no attorneys licensed in California. When asked,
none can produce a certificate. At best, an attorney can only
produce his Bar membership card (privately issued by the
Bar Association) and a letter of acknowledgement from the state
The California Bar Association was incorporated in 1903.
According to the incorporation papers, the corporation would
exist for 50 years. In 1953 the corporation ceased to exist.
The Bar Association now does not officially exist in California.
It operates as a chapter of the national organization, probably
as a common law association. The California Secretary of State
does not have any record of the Association since 1953. Any
corporation is required to register with the Secretary of
State, even municipal and non-profit corporations. The
Association has not done so since 1953.