Maybe Lawyers Need to Be Forced to Be Nice? (Commentary)

By John Hyde

The Law Society Gazette mentioned NYSBA’s upgraded Standards of Civility. (may require subscription)

It’s a caricature, of course, and importantly it’s also wildly off the mark, for New York is now well established as a bastion of good manners, where respect trumps rudeness. It’s the state where niceness rules – or at least there are rules about being nice.

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