Fostering Civility and Professionalism in the Law

July 2014

Washington State Office of the Attorney General
Tumwater, Washington

Robert’s Fund Assistant Director of Programming and Curriculum, Tim Jaasko-Fisher, and Division Chief at the State of Washington Attorney General’s Office, Gretchen Leanderson, presented a 90-minute workshop that focused on the overlap of professionalism and civility in the legal profession. Participants examined the nature of civility, the price we all pay for uncivil behavior, and the precursors that lead to incivility. They reviewed the Washington State Bar Association’s model for professionalism as well as Robert’s Fund’s model for promoting civility and opportunities to promote civility both personally and within the profession.