Local Rule 2

 

MEMBERS OF THE BAR

 

 

2. (A) Bail or Surety.  No attorney or officer of this Court shall be received as bail or security in any action.  Neither shall any attorney or officer of this Court pay in advance any court costs in any case.

 

2. (B) Professionalism.  The following Local Rule of Professionalism shall be practiced by all members of the legal profession while currently practicing in this court of Crawford County, Ohio.

          This Local Rule of Professionalism is to inspire and encourage the attorney and counselor of law to conduct all professional activities with dignity, integrity, and honor and to provide this service to clients in the public good.

          The attorney and counselor of law shall offer loyalty, confidentiality, competence, diligence and good judgment to clients.  The attorney should represent clients as the attorney would want to be represented, in a manner which is worthy of the client’s trust.

          Further, said attorney and counselor of law shall offer fairness, integrity, and civility to the opposing party or parties and their counsel and shall not knowingly make misleading and/or untrue statements of facts or law, but shall endeavor to consult with and cooperate with the opposing counsel and their parties in order to resolve their differences, and if the same cannot be achieved, shall strive to make the dispute a dignified one.

          Further, the attorney and counselor of law will offer respect, candor, and courtesy to the courts of this county and shall communicate with the opposing counsel in an effort to avoid or resolve any and all litigation.

          Further, the attorney and counselor of law shall extend to colleagues the same courtesy, respect, candor, and dignity which the attorney expects of them.

 

 

(Adopted September 22, 1993)

(Revised December 31, 2008)