June 15, 2012

Civility Pledge: Judges

As a judge, I declare that I will endeavor to abide by theGuidelines for Conduct of the Section of Litigation of theAmerican Bar Association. I recognize that overly aggressivelitigation tactics and incivility among lawyers (including amongjudges and between judges and lawyers) bring disrespect to thelegal system and the role of the lawyer, increase the cost ofresolving disputes, and do not advance legitimate interests.