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In an era too often marked by acts of incivility, Robert’s Fund aims to elevate the way we treat one another in the legal profession and to inspire acts of courtesy, kindness, and compassion among members of the profession. Increased civility demonstrably improves outcomes for legal professionals and the people that they serve. And because legal professionals profoundly influence society, even outside their formal work, their behavior often sets the tenor of corporate, political, and social interactions. View information about who we are and what we do

Civility Speaks: Articles & Essays

Resources and media on civility

Robert’s Fund has created a resource bank of abstracts, essays, articles, and other media on civility from thoughtful leaders and eminent thinkers from across the country.

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Entries in Washington State Bar Association (2)

Thursday
Apr092015

Washington State Bar Association Creed of Professionalism

Washington State Bar Association Creed of Professionalism-adopted by the WSBA Board of Governors July 2001
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Thursday
Apr092015

Abstracts of Relevant Washington Rules of Professional Conduct

Abstracts of Relevant Washington Rules of Professional Conduct

Preamble and Scope
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Summary

[1] [Washington revision] A lawyer, as a member of the legal profession, is a representative of clients, an officer of the court and a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice.

Rule 1.1 Competence
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Summary

A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation.

Rule 1.2 Scope of Representation & Allocation of Authority Between Client & Lawyer
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