Why Lawyers are not sworn in in Court…usually.

Occasionally, lawyers are in Court to give testimony. They are called as witnesses just as a party might be. Usually, the Court waives the requirement of administering the Oath.


While done as a courtesy, it does not reduce the lawyer’s obligation to be truthful. Lawyers, upon being licensed and admitted to the practice of law are under oath and have a duty to be truthful with the Court in all pleadings, appearances and interactions in their role as a lawyer with the Court.

Lawyers are not only subject to the same potential penalties for perjury, but are also subject to Bar Association discipline if lying to the Court, or otherwise violating Rules of Professional Conduct.

Your lawyer should be familiar with these rules and at least know that they exist.

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in Mississippi and reminds Lawyers, you have to tell the truth too.

Visit the website: Thompson Law Firm

You may also contact Matthew with your family law case, question or concern at (601) 850-8000 or Matthew@bowtielawyer.ms


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