Quimbee Professionalism CLE Online
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An Overview of Professionalism
Attorney professionalism is an important but little-discussed area of legal practice. While most attorneys rightfully dedicate their time to honing their expertise in their practice area, understanding and following the rules of professionalism is also a vital aspect of a successful legal practice.
Many states have formal codes of professionalism by which attorneys must abide. These codes generally require attorneys to act with courtesy and politeness when dealing with courts and other attorneys. The notion of civility is central to many state’s professionalism codes–despite the public perception of attorneys, nearly all state bars place a strong emphasis on mutual respect and cooperation among lawyers. Attorneys generally must also act honestly and refrain from filing frivolous motions.
Who Should Take CLE Courses in Professionalism?
Most state bar associations require some form of CLE credits in professionalism/professional ethics. Even if you practice in a state that does not have a professionalism CLE requirement, every attorney can benefit from keeping abreast of ethical requirements. Understanding attorney professionalism can help ensure that when you find yourself in an ethically challenging situation, you’ll be able to make the right decision. CLE courses in professionalism can help attorneys think about how to deal with these challenging situations that they might not have given much thought to previously, such as handling self-represented adversaries. Additionally, success within the legal profession is often driven by one’s reputation among both colleagues and clients; by ensuring that you know how to act with the highest level of professionalism, you’re maximizing your reputation and future opportunities.