August 15, 2016

Professionalism Codes

Last Updated March 2017

ORGANIZATION

TITLE

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 Guidelines

Professionalism 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)