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ABA Forum: Civility in the Legal Profession - What Happens When Civility Is Abandoned During Legal Proceedings

ABA Forum: Civility in the Legal Profession - What Happens When Civility Is Abandoned During Legal ProceedingsIn this clip from a presentation given at a meeting of the American Bar Association in 2007 titled “Civility in the Legal Profession: Where Has It Gone, and Why Does It Matter? An Entertainment Lawyer’s View,” attorney Philip K. Lyon continues his examination of why the law profession has become less civil over the last few decades, and what the legal profession loses when professional camaraderie disappears from common use. In this segment, he presents a famous case of a tough prosecutor who provokes an opposing lawyer into nearly starting a fistfight.

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