As Lawyers We Shape The Public Trust

Talk about the incivility problem with lawyers and many express shock and disappointment that some judges tolerate court interactions that involve unfounded accusations and personal aspersions-even leveled at the judges. As confirmed in the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s 2007 professionalism survey, Illinois lawyers look to judges to take more of a leadership role in bringing decorum and respect back to the litigation process.

Kudos to the justices on a panel of the Illinois appellate court for calling out a lawyer who “exploded, on paper” with statements he admitted were uncivil, intemperate and incorrect.

In Talamine v. Apartment Finders, 2013 IL App (1st) 121201, plaintiff’s counsel appealed the circuit court order granting summary judgment in favor of the defendants.  The appellate court affirmed the judgment in an unpublished order.  READ MORE

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