The Michigan Supreme Court recently issued Administrative Order No. 2020-23, adopting twelve Principles of Professionalism for both lawyers and judges. The Principles of Professionalism were the product of the Professionalism Workgroup that was formed during Jennifer Grieco’s tenure as President of the State Bar of Michigan. The Workgroup, chaired by SBM Past-President Ed Pappas, was created following the Promoting Professionalism in the 21st Century summit held on October 18, 2018 at the Hall of Justice. Administrative Order No. 2020-23 also includes further detail and illustration of how lawyers and judges should conduct themselves according to the Principles of Professionalism.
Altior Law attorneys encourage lawyers to share the Principles of Professionalism and to act accordingly. If all lawyers and judges were to honor the Principles of Professionalism, we could improve the practice of law for both lawyers and the public we serve.