Raising the Bar: Maximizing Civility in Alberta Courtrooms

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  • Susan N. Turner

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/alr1335

Abstract

This article examines the apparent lack of civility among the members of the profession of law. The author presents several examples of incivility among law students, lawyers, and judges, and emphasizes the need for increased civility to protect the integrity of the profession. This article also explores the respective roles oflaw schools, the bar, and the bench to effect positive change. The author concludes that a partnership of efforts is required to achieve maximum civility and highlights various means by which this goal can be reached.

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