New Calif. Lawyers Must Vow To Be Civil

Law360, San Diego (May 2, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT) -- Before being admitted to the California bar, new lawyers will be required to pledge that they will conduct themselves in a courteous and dignified manner based on a rule change by the state’s highest court, according to a Thursday release.

The California Supreme Court said it adopted a rule to include a so-called civility provision to the oath taken by new lawyers, and it will go into effect May 23. The move was pushed by the State Bar of California and the American Board of Trial...
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