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Dec. 10, 2007
Professionalism Ideals Published for Lawyers and Judges

The Supreme Court of Ohio Professional Ideals for Ohio Lawyers and JudgesThe Supreme Court of Ohio today unveiled a new publication for lawyers and judges. “The Supreme Court of Ohio Professional Ideals for Ohio Lawyers and Judges” includes creeds and ideals adopted by the Court from recommendations from the Commission on Professionalism.

“These creeds are an important expression of the professionalism ideals of the bench and the bar,” Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer said. “Consolidating these important statements into one publication will assist lawyers and judges in our collective efforts to achieve these ideals in our professional lives.”

The publication is the first to consolidate the professionalism ideals and includes the recently approved Supreme Court statement regarding the provision of pro bono legal services. This statement encourages Ohio attorneys to regularly provide pro bono (without charge) legal services and to report their voluntary legal activities.

The purpose of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is to promote professionalism among attorneys admitted to practice law in Ohio, devoting its attention to the law as a profession and to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and honor among members of the profession. Commission membership is composed of five judges, six lawyers, two law school administrators or faculty and two people who are not attorneys.

For more information about this and other publications from the Supreme Court of Ohio, visit http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Publications/default.asp.

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