Notice of Acceptance of Constitutions and of Oath of Office:
Nicholas Ratush, 299 Broadway, Suite 605, New York, NY 10007, successor and assigns, d/b/a:Nicholas Ratush, Esq.Points of Law1.
every person who finishes a law school swears the oath of attorney:
I do solemnly swear that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution of the UnitedStates; that I will do no falsehood, or consent that any be done in court and if I know of any Iwill give knowledge thereof of the judges of the court, or some one of them, that it may bereformed; I will not wittingly, willingly or knowingly promote, sue, or procure to be sued, anyfalse or unlawful suit, or give aid or consent to the same; I will delay no person for lucre ormalice, but will act in the office of attorney according to my best learning and discretion, with allgood fidelity as well to the court as to my client, so help me God.
In pamphlet titled
Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division: Second
Orientation to the profession
it says about
Judiciary Law § 466, entitled "Attorney
s oath of office," states in relevant part that:Each person, admitted as prescribed in this chapter must, upon his [or her] admission, takethe constitutional oath of office in open court, and subscribe the same in a roll or book, tobe kept in the office of the clerk of the appellate division of the supreme court for thatpurpose. The text of the oath is set forth in § 1 of Article XIII of the New York StateConstitution, as follows:I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the constitution of the United States,and the constitution of the State of New York, and that I will faithfully discharge theduties of the office of [attorney and counselor-at-law], according to the best of my ability.3.
It further states:
Upon taking the oath, an applicant becomes an officer of the courts of the State of New York. The formal title of the office is
Attorney and Counselor-at-Law.
Anoffice, in this sense, is a position of duty, trust, and authority, conferred bygovernmental authority for a public purpose
s, at 1115). In his or her role asan attorney, the officer is one who is designated to transact business for another(Black
s, at 138) and as a counselor-at-law, his or her role is to give legal advice(Shorter Oxford English Dictionary [5
ed 2002], at 532).