The Florida Supreme Court revised the oath of attorney administered to new members of The Florida Bar in order to acknowledge “[t]he necessity for civility in the inherently contentious setting of the adversary process.” In re: Oath of Admission to the Florida Bar, SC 11-1702 (Fla. Sept. 12, 2011), quoting, In re Snyder, 472 U.S. 634, 647 (1985). As justification, the Court said there was a need to address increasing acts of incivility among members of the legal profession. The Court adopted the pledge of the South Carolina Bar: “To opposing parties and their counsel, I pledge fairness, integrity, and civility, not only in court, but also in all written and oral communications.” S.C. App. Ct. R. 402(k)(3). For the full text of the Florida oath, see:!OpenDocument&Click=