Publications

Articles on Civility

Courthouse couture: Jefferson County’s dress code

By Adam W. Lasker
October
2013
LawPulse
Page 498
Have business at the Jefferson County courthouse? Don't show up wearing your muscle shirt or see-through top.

Uncivil Action

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
August
2010
Article
Page 408
Despite all the energy devoted to collegiality and professionalism, lawyers too often confront rudeness, even hostility, in opponents. Here's what to do.

Yes, “nice” can work for you

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
June
2010
LawPulse
Page 286
An ISBA lawyer makes the case that niceness can pay professional dividends.

Civility Initiatives: The 2008 Allerton House Conference

By Jeffrey A. Parness
December
2008
Article
Page 636
What are the best ways to combat incivility? Tougher rules? More sanctions? Allerton House conferees considered these options and more.

Are Civility and Zealous Advocacy Compatible?

By Hon. Ron Spears
May
2008
Column
Page 260
Reason can change minds when rudeness won't.

Professionalism and Civility in an Adversary System

By Joseph G. Bisceglia
April
2008
Column
Page 172
 Incivility tarnishes our image and makes practice less rewarding.

Correspondence from Our Readers

November
2005
Column
Page 554
Poor lawyer image - incivility not the culprit? Mediator as peacemaker.

Increasing Your Civility Quotient

By Karen Erger
February
2004
Column
Page 103
Civility isn't just a nice thing; it is a hallmark of professionalism and a key component of malpractice prevention.

Correspondence from Our Readers

March
2002
Column
Page 110
Civility begins and ends with judges.

Incivility: The Exception, Not the Rule

By Tim Eaton
January
2002
Column
Page 8
A few years ago, as we finished closing arguments in a trial, my opposing counsel came over, shook my hand, and congratulated me on a job well done. I reciprocated with the same compliment.

Correspondence from Our Readers

December
2000
Column
Page 678
Civility, please.

A Civil Action

By Maureen B. Collins
October
2000
Column
Page 601
It may not be in your client's best interest to approach your relationship with opposing counsel as if it were war.

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