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National Conversation on Civility: Civil Discourse and Difficult Decisions

A critical conversation for the profession

Civility is both a legal and a life skill. The 2020 National Conversation on Civility focused on the role of civility in resolving disputes and maintaining positive working relationships which are the foundation of a healthy, high-functioning legal system. Civility is also an important component of excellent advocacy.

Explore the value of putting civility at the heart of civics education for the next generation of jurors, lawyers, judges, and engaged citizens. Civility can have a profound impact on the judicial process and the larger legal system; learn how to instill and foster civility in the legal system starting with civics education at the secondary school level and reaching all the way to the highest levels of the court. The program features federal judges who engage with the legal community to find ways to ensure civility becomes a foundation for the entire system, from the jury box to the counsel tables, to the bench and beyond.

CLE Eligibility

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  • Members and Alumni: $30
  • Non-Members: $45