Tuesday, July 2, 2013

REPLACING ZEALOUSNESS WITH CIVILITY

As the former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said, "More civility and greater professionalism can only enhance the pleasure lawyers find in practice, increase the effectiveness of our system of justice, and improve the public’s perception of lawyers."

Yet it appears that there are clients and/or attorneys that still insist upon agressiveness. Anthony E. Davis, of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article "Replacing Zealousness With Civility," in the September 4, 2012 edition of The New York Law Journal and discussed reasons for preferring civility over zealousness from several perspectives.

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