Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Where Has the Civility Gone?

I have been rather frustrated lately by the seeming inability of some attorneys to both represent their clients and just be nice people at the same time.  Is that asking too much?

Indeed, I just got notice of an upcoming CLE entitled "Ethics & Civility in the Practice of Law: Can You Practice Civility and Be a Zealous Advocate?"

Honestly?  You can get CLE credit for that?  Does that seem silly to anyone else?  I'm pretty sure I learned the answer to that question in first grade.

And it turns out that I'm not the only one who's noticed this trend (I don't give myself that much credit).  Check out this article with video from the Wall Street Journal recently, in which a judge, in song, implores attorneys to play nicely with one another.

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