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Sunday, August 17, 2003

Why Lawyers Get A Bad Name, And What More Courts Should Do

This case demonstrates the importance of collegiality and professionalism among members of the Bar. Collegiality and professionalism can obviate unnecessary court intervention, needless expense and fees for clients, and protracted legal proceedings. Zealous advocacy on behalf of one’s client does not excuse a belligerent and uncompromising approach to the discovery process.
Naviant Marketing Solutions, Inc. v. Larry Tucker, Inc. (3rd Cir. 3/8/03) [pdf]. Read the case for the details, but the point is made by the opening sentences of the opinion set out above.

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