Contrary to popular belief, there are actual rules of advocacy.
There have been changes to the rules of procedure on depositions and rules of civility that have been adopted by many states, so one doesn’t see it as much as they used to but there was a time when lawyers would object, in some basis, to literally every question. Most of the time those objections were absolutely baseless. That would be asserting an issue that would be meritless and now would be a violation of Rule 3.1. This video reviews the rules surrounding meritorious claims and contentions; candor toward the tribunal; and fairness to the opposing party and counsel.
John A. Snow
Parsons Behle & Latimer
- Attorney with Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Practice consists of general civil litigation, including commercial, professional malpractice, construction, and insurance coverage and defense
- Designated in The Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year in litigation, real estate, and construction law; and designated in the areas of practice of legal malpractice defense, commercial litigation, and construction
- Designated in Utah Business magazine’s Utah Legal Elite in the areas of business and civil litigation and construction law and as a Super Lawyer in the Mountain States in Super Lawyer Magazine
- Chair of the Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee of the Utah State Bar
- Can be contacted at [email protected] or 801-536-6772
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