NY Courts Approve Updated Civility Standards For Attorneys

Law360 (February 6, 2020, 5:46 PM EST) -- The New York courts have adopted revised "civility" standards for attorneys in the state, the first update in more than two decades, the New York State Bar Association announced Thursday.

Created as guidelines, the rules changed in two ways — they were modernized to reflect technological advancements such as email, and were expanded to include contexts outside of litigation, said Andrew Oringer, a Dechert LLP partner who chairs the NYSBA's Committee on Attorney Professionalism.

"These are not requirements, but they're encouraging people to ratchet up the civility and therefore become more professional," Oringer told Law360 on Thursday.

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