Improvement of professional conduct--including attorney-attorney, attorney-client, and attorney-public relationships--through education, role modeling, peer pressure, and communication. This includes helping to reinforce in members of the Bar conduct that honors the profession by recognizing the duties of service and civility.
The Summer of 2013 will mark the 40th anniversary of the Watergate hearings that captivated a nation and yours truly, at the time an impressionable teenager. It seems to me Watergate symbolizes professionalism in our profession both at its worst, that the event and the cover-up ever occurred, and at its best, that the hearings were conducted with professionalism and the rule of law allowed to prevail. The Professionalism Committee has many members on its roster, probably because so many of us realize the importance to the Bar and to our community that lawyers go about their business with professionalism. I urge you to become a member of the Committee if you are not one currently, but also to be active; please join us for our occasional meetings, social gatherings and CLE offerings so that we can continue to make a statement as a Bar Association that we embrace the ideal of lawyer professionalism.”
R. Leland Evans - Professionalism Committee Chair - Attorney at Law
The Professionalism Committee meets periodically during the course of the year and holds special events.
R. Leland Evans