Lawyers and judges in the Dallas legal community will reaffirm their commitment to civility and professionalism during a new program next month.
The Day of Civility and Professionalism, which will be observed in all Dallas state and federal courts, on September 9 aims to encourage attorneys and those serving in the judiciary to reemphasize their dedication to the Texas Lawyer’s Creed and promote civility in the legal profession.
The event, which is in its first year, is a collaboration between the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the State Bar of Texas Professionalism Committee, state and federal judges in Dallas, and local inns of court.
“In this era of polarized political and social discourse, where intemperate words and acts have such profound effect, our justice system must continue to model effective conflict resolution,” Dallas attorney Wes Alost, an at-large DBA director, wrote in an announcement about the event published in Headnotes. “The deliberate practice of civility is one of the simplest, yet most effective, things we can do as professionals to fulfill that vital role in our community.”
Attorneys can also attend a free half-day seminar—offering four ethics CLE credits—from noon to 4 p.m. at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave. in Dallas, hosted by the bar association, Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the inns of court.
Read more about the Day of Civility and Professionalism on the Dallas Bar Association’s website.