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Mouthing Off: 4 Times Bad Manners Put Lawyers In Hot Water

Law360, New York (May 17, 2017, 9:21 PM EDT) -- Good courtroom etiquette can be tough to define, but it's clear that cursing at a federal judge won't win a lawyer any good-citizen awards. That behavior and more from a recently suspended Illinois attorney is only the latest example in a long and loud line of lawyers whose bad manners triggered disciplinary problems.

Among the offenses cited in a May 8 suspension order for Aurora attorney Alison Motta: rolling her eyes, disgruntled muttering, and uttering "fucking bullshit" in front of a jury after U.S. District Judge...
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