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Jonathan Hugg and Benjamin Wanger Published “The Supreme Court is about to make civility among lawyers mandatory and not aspirational”

10/05/2018

Jonathan Hugg and Benjamin Wanger published “The Supreme Court is about to make civility among lawyers mandatory and not aspirational” in the Harrisburg Patriot-News. This article analyzes the pros and cons of the proposed PA Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g), which broadly prohibits attorneys from misconduct "based upon race, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, socioeconomic status, or political affiliation."

 

“The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is currently wrestling with the same challenges confronting other institutions. A prohibition on knowing ‘bias, prejudice, or harassment’ will foster civility and enhance relationships among lawyers and with clients. If this thereby elevates the quality and credibility of justice, then we should all welcome this change.”

 

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