Intercultural Human Rights Law Review

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As members of the legal profession, we live out who we are by our actions, and it is time this includes good manners, disciplined behavior, and respect for each other and for the legal system. It is these requirements that are at the core of maintaining and preserving our democratic system. Perhaps it is time to supplement the code of professional responsibility with a code of personal behavior to ensure civility in courts. Toward this end, I propose the following: The Twelve Commandments of Professional Behavior