N.Y. lawyers get a finger-wagging over civility

By Daniel Leddy

The Staten-Island Advance noted NYSBA’s recently updated Standards of Civility.

One can disagree without being disagreeable. This oft-heard observation is certainly worth underscoring in today’s contentious times. Nowhere, however, has its adherence been more consistently challenging than in the legal profession. The reason is obvious. Where disputes abound, so, too, do opportunities to be not only disagreeable, but downright obnoxious. And for lawyers and judges, disputes pretty much abound every hour of every workday.

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