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Fla. Bar to Lawyers: Play Nice

The action is part of a larger trend by the high court and the Florida Bar to teach professionalism and civility to lawyers new to the profession, said Bob Jarvis, a law professor at Nova Southeastern University. The Bar has said it will start testing students on professionalism and civility in the bar exam this year and has been holding continuing legal education programs on the topic, he said.

“They haven’t told us exactly what they are going to cover. I assume it’s going to be things like, ‘if your opponent asks you for a short extension, say yes,'” Jarvis said. “The Bar and the Supreme Court feel there has been a deterioration of civility and professionalism, so they are pushing on all fronts to inculcate those values.”

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