June 15, 2012

Civility Pledge: Clients

As an employer (e.g., law firm, law enforcement agency,regulatory body, governmental agency) of attorneys, we herebydeclare that every lawyer who is employed by or associated withus is expected to abide by the Guidelines for Conduct of theSection of Litigation of the American Bar Association. Werecognize that overly aggressive litigation tactics andincivility among lawyers bring disrespect to the legal system andthe role of the lawyer, increase the cost of resolving disputes,and do not advance legitimate interests.

We further pledge to use our best efforts to assure that all ouremployees recognize the foregoing Guidelines and do not putlawyers or others employed by us in a position that wouldcompromise their ability to meet the Guidelines for Conduct.