March 12, 2019

Professionalism Codes

Last Updated March 2017

Alabama

Alabama State Bar
Code of Professional Courtesy

United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Standards for Professional Conduct

Arizona

State Bar of Arizona
A Lawyer’s Creed of Professionalism

Arkansas

Pulaski County Bar Association
Code of Professional Courtesy

California

Contra Costa County Bar Association
Standards for Professional Courtesy

Los Angeles County Bar Association           
Litigation GuidelinesProfessionalism Guides for Family Law Practitioners

Marin County Bar Association
Code of Civility

Orange County Bar Association
Standards of Professionalism and Civility Among Attorneys

Riverside County Bar Association
Guidelines of Professional Courtesy and Civility

Sacramento County Bar Association
Standards of Professional Conduct

San Diego Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Ethics Professionalism and Civility Guidelines

San Diego County Bar Association
The SDBCA Attorney Code of Conduct

Santa Clara County Bar Association
Code of Professionalism

State Bar of California  

Civility Toolbox
I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of an attorney and counselor at law to the best of my knowledge and ability. As an officer of the court, I will strive to conduct myself at all times with dignity, courtesy, and integrity. (eff. May 23, 2014)
Attorney's Oath

United States District Court, Central District of California
Civility and Professionalism Guidelines

Ventura County Bar Association
Guidelines on Professional Conduct and Civility

Colorado

Boulder County Bar Association
Principles of Professionalism

Colorado Bar Association
Principles of Professionalism

Denver Bar Association
Principles of Professionalism

Connecticut

Connecticut Bar Association
Lawyer’s Principles of Professionalism

Delaware

Delaware State Bar Association
Principles of Professionalism for Delaware Lawyers

Delaware Supreme Court
Principles of Professionalism for Delaware Judges

District of Columbia

D.C. Bar
Voluntary Standards for Civility in Professional Conduct

Florida

The Florida Bar
Guidelines for Professional Conduct

Hillsborough County Bar Association
Hillsborough County Standards of Professional Courtesy

Hillsborough County Family Law Division Circuit Court
The Twelve Rules of Courtroom Civility

Jacksonville Bar Association
JBA Professionalism Guidelines

Orange County Bar Association
Standards of Professional Courtesy and Courtroom Decorum

Palm Beach County Bar Association
Palm Beach County Bar Association Standards of Professional Courtesy

Sixth Judicial Circuit Court
Standards of Professional Courtesy

Georgia

Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism
Lawyer's Creed and Aspirational Statement on Professionalism

Hawai’i

Hawai’i State Bar Association
Guidelines for Professional Courtesy and Civility

Supreme Court of Hawai’i
Principles of Professionalism for Hawai’i Judges

Idaho

United States District Court, District of Idaho and the Courts of the State of Idaho
Standards for Civility in Professional Conduct

Illinois

17th Judicial Circuit
Statement of Professional Aspirations for the Legal Profession

Indiana

Evansville Bar Association
Professional Courtesy Code

Iowa

Iowa Supreme Court
Standards for Professional Conduct

Kansas

Johnson County Bar Association
Creed of Professional Conduct

Kansas Bar Association
Pillars of Professionalism

Kentucky

Kentucky Bar Association
(Revised) Code of Professional Courtesy

Kentucky Supreme Court
A Lawyer’s Responsibilities

Louisville Bar Association
Creed of Professionalism

Louisiana

Baton Rouge Bar Association
Attorney’s Creed of Professionalism

Louisiana State Bar Association
Code of Professionalism

Supreme Court of Louisiana
Code of Professionalism in the Courts

Maryland

The Bar Association of Baltimore City
Guidelines on Civility

Baltimore County Bar Association
Code of Professionalism

Maryland State Bar Association
Code of Civility

Prince George’s County Bar Association
Creed of Professionalism

Massachusetts

Boston Bar Association
Civility Standards for Civil Litigation

Massachusetts Bar Association
Statement on Lawyer Professionalism

Michigan

Genesee County Bar
Standards for Professional Conduct Within Michigan’s Seventh Judicial District

United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Civility Principles

United States District Court, Western District Court of Michigan
Standards for Civility in Professional Conduct

Minnesota

Hennepin County Bar Association
Lawyers’ Pledge of Professionalism

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Tenets of Professionalism

Minnesota State Bar Association
Professionalism Aspirations

Minnesota Supreme Court
Professionalism Aspirations

Mississippi

Mississippi Bar
Lawyer’s Creed
Guidelines of Professional Conduct
Standards of Litigation Conduct

Missouri

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Tenets of Professionalism

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Tenets of Professional Courtesy

Missouri Bar
Tenets of Professional Courtesy

Montana

State Bar of Montana
Standards of Professional Courtesy to Clients
Standards of Professional Courtesy Among Attorneys

Nevada

Clark County Bar Association
Pledge of Professionalism

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Bar Association
Professionalism Creed

New Jersey

Camden County Bar Association
Code of Professionalism

Middlesex County Bar
Code of Professionalism

New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law
Principles on Professionalism

New Mexico

State Bar of New Mexico
Creed of Professionalism

New York

New York State Bar Association
Statement of Client’s Rights
Statement of Client’s Responsibilities

New York State Unified Court System
Standards of Civility

United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
Standards of Civility

North Carolina

Greensboro Bar Association
Creed of Professionalism

Mecklenburg County Bar
Principles of Professional Courtesy

North Carolina Bar Association
Professional Creed

North Carolina Court Systems
Lawyer’s Professionalism Creed

Wake County Bar Association, Tenth Judicial District Bar
Creed of Professionalism

Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio
A Lawyer’s Creed, A Lawyer’s Aspirational Ideals and A Judicial Creed of Professionalism

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Bar Association
Standards of Professionalism

Oregon

Multnomah Bar Association
Commitment to Professionalism

Oregon State Bar
Statement of Professionalism

United States District Court, District of Oregon
Statement of Professionalism

Pennsylvania

Bucks County Bar Association
Rules of Professionalism

Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Code of Civility

Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association Principles of Professionalism 

South Carolina

South Carolina Bar
South Carolina Bar Standards of Professionalism and Statement of Principles

South Carolina Supreme Court
Judge's Oath
Lawyer's Oath

Tennessee

Memphis Bar Association
Guidelines for Professional Courtesy and Conduct

Nashville Bar Association
Lawyer’s Creed of Professionalism

Texas

Dallas Bar Association
Lawyer’s Creed

Houston Bar Association
A Lawyer’s Madate

Supreme Court of Texas and Court of Criminal Appeals
The Texas Lawyer’s Creed – A Mandate for Professionalism

Utah

Utah Supreme Court
Standards of Professionalism and Civility

Vermont

Vermont Bar Association
Guidelines of Professional Courtesy

Virginia

Virginia Bar Association
Principles of Professionalism for Virginia Lawyers

Bar of the City of Richmond
Principles of Professionalism

Washington

King County Bar Association
Guidelines of Professional Courtesy

Spokane County Bar Association
Code of Professional Courtesy

Washington State Bar Association
Creed of Professionalism

United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Courtroom Practice And Civility Code (Local Rule 83.1 (k))  

West Virginia

Supreme Court of Appeals
Standards of Professional Conduct

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Supreme Court
Standards of Courtesy and Decorum for the Courts of Wisconsin (Supreme Court Rules Ch. 62)

Wyoming

United States District Court, District of Wyoming
Standards of Litigation Conduct (Rule 83.12.11 of the District Court Rules)

ABA Entities

Section of Family Law
Civility Standards

Section of Litigation
Guidelines for Conduct

Section of Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS)
A Lawyer’s Creed of Professionalism

Young Lawyers Division
Lawyers’ Pledge of Professionalism

Others

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Standards for Professional Conduct

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Bounds of Advocacy for Family Lawyers

American Association of Law Schools 
Statement of Good Practices by Law Professors in the Discharge of their Ethical and Professional Responsibilities

American Board of Trial Advocates  
Principles of Civility, Integrity and Professionalism
Code of Professionalism

American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Statement of Professionalism

American College of Trial Lawyers
Code of Pretrial and Trial Conduct (2009)

The Advocates’ Society (Ontario, Canada)
Principles of Professionalism for Advocates and Principles of Civility for Advocates (2009)