These rules are then adopted, sometimes in a modified form, by state courts and enforced by court-appointed disciplinary committees or bar associations.
Attorneys found to be in violation of professional standards are guilty of misconduct and subject to disciplinary procedures.
I don't think the mere fact that someone got a J. and passed the bar strictly implies anything about their personality, any more than does skin color or culture or socioeconomic status.
In 1969, the ABA passed its Model Code of Professional Responsibility, guidelines for proper legal conduct that were eventually adopted by all jurisdictions.
The ABA modified the code by adopting the Model Rules of Professional Conduct in 1983.
There's everything from the hippie enviro-law attorneys sporting ponytails and beards to the hotshot corporate types who have a closet full of identical tailored suits and power ties.
Lots of legal professionals are super Type A-style competitive, and the adversarial attitudes they develop in their working lives can bleed over to their personal lives. It's neither uncommon nor predominant, but it comes up more often than might be hoped for.
“To find a partner through online dating is not so easy: to date a lawyer can be much more difficult.” That’s part of the press release pitch for Date Lawyer, a new dating site for lawyers “as well as others who are interested in singles in the legal industry.” (While Date Lawyer says it’s the “first personals dating site dedicated to lawyers dating,” we’re also aware of Lawyers In and Law Date.) The site was brought to the attention of Lisa Salazar at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog, who writes that she tends to run into the same futile scenarios with men once they know she’s a lawyer.
“Over the years, both my sister (she is a solo IP attorney) and I have learned to not tell the men that we meet that we are lawyers,” Salazar writes.
The client thought I was the best thing ever, a real warrior, but the judge thought I was crazy. 4 to clarify the status of other online dating sites for lawyers.
This one's a toughie—it's difficult to speak generally about such a broad group of people.
“It either intimidates them or little dollar signs start flashing in their eyes.
Or, you get the Zorro types who look upon you like you are some sort of Catherine Zeta-Jones who is ready to duel. Sadly, if you are like me and don’t like to argue, it is fun for a little while, but then it just turns into constant bickering.” What we want to know, from those who did not (or have not) met their spouses before passing the bar: Are there dating challenges that lawyers face that other professionals don’t? Is a lawyer dating site the answer, or would you yourself not want to date another lawyer? Read the answers to last week’s question: How Sick Do You Let Yourself Get Before Taking Time Off?
Since 1908, the ABA has been responsible for defining the standards of proper conduct for the legal profession.