West Headnote of the Day – February 25, 2010

February 25, 2010

West's Key 45 Attorney and Client
West's Key 45I The Office of Attorney
West's Key 45I(B) Privileges, Disabilities, and Liabilities
West's Key 45k32 Regulation of Professional Conduct, in General
West's Key 45k32(8) k. Dignity, Decorum, and Courtesy; Criticism of Courts.

Appellate briefs before Supreme Court lacked the professional tone expected from members of the bar by derisively referring to the trial court’s “hyperbole” and “erudition,” and to its decision as “ludicrous,” “inane,” risible, and “disingenuous.”
N. Sec. Ins. Co. v. Mitec Electronics, Ltd., 965 A.2d 447 (Vt. 2008)

45 Attorney and Client