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Oath of Office

The attorney's oath is found in §358.07 of the Minnesota Statutes. This section includes a variety of other oaths as well.

An oath for Court of Appeals judges is required by Minnesota Statutes §480A.02. The oath prescribed by §358.05 of the Minnesota Statutes is the one found in Article V, section 6 of the Minnesota Constitution.

The oath of office for members of the legislature is found in the Minnesota Constitution in article IV, section 8.

Attorneys practicing before the United States District Court of the District of Minnesota take an oath as prescribed in the Local Rules for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota Rule 83.5(c)(4).

The Council of State Governments - I Do Solemnly Swear...interesting information about state government oaths of office.

Federal Judges Oath of Office: This YouTube video shows federal judges saying their oath of office and explaining what it means to them every time they take the bench. The oath can be found in section 8 of the Judiciary Act of 1789 and is codified at 28 U.S.C. 453

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