State Bar Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Civility Changes to Rules of Professional Conduct and Rules of Court
Litigation attorney Eddie Jauregui authored an article for the California Lawyers Association breaking down proposed amendments to the California Rules of Professional Conduct and California Rules of Court. The California State Bar Board of Trustees recently adopted for public comment three California Civility Task Force (CCTF) proposals for amendments addressing incivility. Specifically, the amendments call for adding a new rule of professional conduct to prohibit incivility and impose discipline for incivility, requiring all attorneys admitted to practice in California to take a civility pledge and changing the rules governing Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) to require at least one hour of education of civility in the legal profession. In this article, Mr. Jauregui explains the major components of each proposed amendment and how it could affect lawyers in the state.