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State Bar & Bar Associations,
Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Nov. 9, 2023

Letter: Building civility means tackling bias one complaint at a time

The State Bar Board of Trustees recently approved and staff have submitted to the Supreme Court for its review several important measures to reinforce civility.

We write to thank Ms. Wendy L. Patrick for her October 25 column highlighting the importance of civility in the legal profession, "Promoting integrity and inclusion: California's formal recognition of the link between civility and bias." She highlights recent past measures including the Civility Toolbox, the Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) subfield credit in elimination of bias, and the importance of Rule 8.4.1, Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Ret...

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