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By Professor Nancy Rapoport

Dear Readers:

I’m writing this column right after participating in a panel on civility at the Arizona Bench/Bar Conference.[1] As you might expect, the discussions on civility included all of the frustrations that you’ve experienced:  the nasty letters and emails sent while angry, the refusal to grant reasonable requests for continuances and the like, and the accusations of lying (often recorded for posterity in transcripts).

A couple of discussions particularly captivated me.  First, more than one participant mentioned the frustrations of dealing with not-so-civil . . .

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