Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tired Lips--All-Time Favorite Judges' Quotes, Part 10

"Our profession is rife with cynicism, awash in incivility. Lawyers and judges of our generation spend a great deal of time lamenting the loss of a golden age when lawyers treated each other with respect and courtesy. It's time to stop talking about the problem and act on it. For decades, our profession has given lip service to civility. All we've gotten from it is tired lips. We have reluctantly concluded lips cannot do the job; teeth are required. In this case, those teeth will take the form of sanctions."

Kim v. Westmore Partners, Inc., et al. (Calif. App., 4th Dist. 2011)

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