Monday, August 8, 2011

Lawyers Should Model Civility

Thomson Reuters News & Insights reports that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, as the keynote speaker of the ABA annual meeting, focused on the concept of civility.  See the full post here.

"Every one of us is in a position to teach the importance of civility, education and the rule of law," said Breyer….Breyer, entertaining in front of the crowd of about 1,000, said that discourse may be less than polite inside the Beltway of late, but the nine high court justices remain courteous to one another -- even when faced with sharply diverging points of view.
"I've never heard a voice raised in that conference room in 17 years," Breyer said.

Food for thought as we begin a new academic year.


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