Take the Pledge of Professionalism

In 2001, then state bar President Sam Rumore of Birmingham introduced the Alabama State Bar Pledge of Professionalism. The pledge was the work of Pat Graves of Huntsville, and adapted from the Birmingham Pledge authored by Birmingham lawyer Jim Rotch. During his term as president, Mark White asked all board members to take the pledge and to urge their colleagues to do likewise by subscribing to its principles and, more importantly, by living it.

White said, "I believe professionalism has become a shorthand way of communicating the values of competence, civility, character and commitment to the public good. These are the qualities that all lawyers aspire to maintain. The Oath of Admission, Lawyers' Creed, Rules of Professional Conduct and the Pledge of Professionalism are the cornerstones of what it means to be a member of the Alabama State Bar."

If you haven't already done so, it's convenient and easy to add your name to the Pledge of Professionalism Honor Roll. Here's how:

If you've already created a User ID and Password:
1. Go to www.alabar.org and find "Take the Pledge of Professionalism and View the Honor Roll."

2. If you haven't taken the pledge, please read it and then choose "Take the Pledge."

3. You'll then see your name in the honor roll.

4. If you've already taken the pledge, you'll see a message thanking you for taking it (your name was automatically listed in the honor roll).

If you haven't created a User ID and Password:

1. Go to www.alabar.org/service/Pledge.cfm.

2. At the top of the page find "Click here to use the log-in procedure." Follow all of the prompts.

3. You'll be taken to the Member Control Panel; choose "Pledge of Professionalism."

4. Please read the pledge and then choose "Take the Pledge."

5. You'll see your name in the Honor Roll.

Please join your fellow members of the Alabama State Bar by adding your name to the Pledge of Professionalism Honor Roll.

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