53 S. C. L. Rev. 549 (2001-2002)
The Professionalism Crises - The "Z" Words and Other Rambo Tactics: The Conference of Chief Justices' Solution

handle is hein.journals/sclr53 and id is 561 raw text is: THE PROFESSIONALISM CRisIS-TE 'Z' WORDS
AND OTHER RAMBO TACTICS: THE CONFERENCE
OF CHIEF JUSTICES' SOLUTION*
ALLEN K. HARRIS**
I. INTRODUCTION: THE Loss OF PROFESSIONALISM-
SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES .................................... 551
A. Society's Respect for the Law vs. Society's Respect
for Lawyers  ............................................   554
B. Civility: Importance and Misconceptions .................... 556
C. Tensions Between Client Interests and a Just Legal System  ...... 558
D. Judicial Concern and the Institutionalization of
Professionalism  ........................................   560
E. The Florida and Georgia Experiences ....................... 565
I. PROFESSIONALISM VS. ETHICS ................................. 567
A. Zealous Representation .................................. 568
B. Zealous Advocacy and Discovery ........................... 570
C. Critics' View ofProfessionalism Crisis as Mere Need
for Education by Miss Manners -Changing the Subject
from the Serious Issue of Bad Lawyering to the Smoke Screen
ofBad Manners  ........................................    574
D. Sanction by Rule for Discovery Misconduct: The South
Carolina Supreme Court Example-Rule 300) ................ 575
E. Integral Role of Civility in the Legal System .................. 577
F. Georgia Judicial District Professional Program-Local
Grass Roots Solution to Incivility and
Unprofessional Tactics ................................... 578
* Copyright Allen K. Harris 2002.
** Mr. Harris is a solo practitioner in Oklahoma City; J.D., Oklahoma City University, 1970; A.B.,
George WashingtonUniversity, 1965; law clerk, U. S. DistrictJudge Fred Daugherty, Eastern, Western,
and Northern Districts of Oklahoma; Chairperson, Legal Ethics Committee of the Oklahoma Bar
Association (OBA); member, OBA Rules of Professional Conduct Committee; served as Co-Chair and
Co-Vice Chair of the OBA Professionalism & Civility Task Force; Co-Chair of the Oklahoma County
Bar Association (OCBA) Professionalism Committee and Vice-Chair of the Tulsa County Bar
AssociationProfessionalism Committee. Master, Ruth BaderGinsburg AmericanInn ofCourt; member,
American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Responsibility, the Advisory Council ofthe
ABA Ethics 2000 Commission, and the National Consortium on Professionalism Initiatives. Another
version of this Articlehas appeared in Allen K. Harris, TheProfessionalism Crisis-The 'z' Words and
Other Rambo Tactics: The Conference of ChiefJustices 'Solution, 12 PROF. LAw., Winter 2001, at 1;
Allen K. Harris, The Professionalism Crisis, 12 PROF. LAW., Spring 2001, at 1.

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