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Section/Rule:8.15
Subject: Rule 8 - Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and the Judiciary - Admission to the Bar Publication / Adopted Date:October 15, 1995
Topic:Oath or AffirmationRevised / Effective Date:October 1, 2003


8.15. Oath or Affirmation

(a) Within 90 days after the date of the letter of licensure, an applicant shall take the oath of admission. Failure to take the oath in the prescribed period may result in revocation of the letter of licensure. In the event of revocation, the applicant will then be required to show cause for withdrawal of the revocation of the letter of licensure.

(b) Every person, before being admitted to practice law in this state, shall take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation (substituting, in instances of affirmation, the word "affirm" for the word "swear" in the first line of such text, and further substituting the words "Under the pains and penalties of perjury" in lieu of the words "So help me God" in the last line thereof):


(Adopted Oct. 16, 1995, eff. March 1, 1996. Amended Sept. 3, 2003, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.)