Find a list of your saved stories here

New Nevada court rules seek lawyer civility


Save Story

Save stories to read later


Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court wants lawyers to be more civil.

Justices have amended the oath new attorneys take when they are admitted to the state bar to include language about conducting themselves professionally in and out of the courtroom.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/NHvRDG ) reports the new wording was contained in an order signed by the court Wednesday.

The new language states: "I will conduct myself in a civil and professional manner, whether dealing with clients, opposing parties and counsel, judicial officers or the general public, and will promote the administration of justice."

It was requested by the state bar's board of governors, which created a civility task force to address how to ensure lawyers show the proper decorum in their practice.

___

Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

U.S.
The Associated Press

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast