2006 Code of Virginia § 54.1-3903 - Oath; qualification; proof of licensure or authorization

54.1-3903. Oath; qualification; proof of licensure or authorization.

Before an attorney may practice in any court in the Commonwealth, he shalltake the oath of fidelity to the Commonwealth, stating that he will honestlydemean himself in the practice of law and execute his office ofattorney-at-law to the best of his ability. An attorney who has qualifiedbefore the Supreme Court of Virginia shall be qualified to practice in allcourts of the Commonwealth. An attorney who has qualified before a courtother than the Supreme Court shall be qualified to practice only in the courtwhich administered his oath.

Each court in which an attorney intends to practice may require the attorneyto produce satisfactory evidence of his licensure or authorization.

(Code 1950, 54-43; 1972, c. 131; 1988, c. 765.)

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