Civility as a Strategy for Effective Advocacy

Texas Bar Journal

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Kevin Dubose and Jonathan E. Smaby


For 27 years, the Texas Lawyer's Creed has encouraged Texas attorneys to practice law with civility and professionalism. Yet some lawyers continue to express concern that being polite and agreeable is inconsistent with their duty to zealously advocate for their clients. Who's right?

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Civility as a Strategy for Effective Advocacy, Texas Bar Journal (November 2016), from (last visited Jul 18th, 2024)