Is civility an issue in the legal profession? Discipline roundups may sanction the extreme, but where should legal professionals draw the line on less flagrant breaches of professionalism?
According to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s 2014 Survey on Professionalism, more than 85% of respondents reported experiencing some instances of uncivil or unprofessional behavior within the past six months.
Due to this perceived lack of incivility, legal professionals are gathering together to formulate a strategy to combat these professionalism issues.
This Friday, November 13, 2015, The ABA Section of Litigation in partnership with The Woman Advocate, Women in Insurance Networking, Women in Products Liability, and the ABA Women Rainmakers is hosting a panel discussion at the 2015 Women of the Section of Litigation Conference addressing these and many more concerns facing the profession.
Corinne B. Jones of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP will be moderating this conversation held by panelists Nate Cade of Cade Law LLC, Mary Robinson of Robinson Law Group LLC, Michelle Silverthorn of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, and Melvin F. Wright of North Carolina Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism.
The panel will be held at the Swissotel in Chicago at 3:30pm. Registration is still open for the Plenary Session.