November 2017 Bar Bulletin
By Karen Sutherland
What direction are we going with civility in the legal system? A quick search of Washington case law in Google Scholar for cases that included the word “civility” yielded 30 cases.1 By decade, the breakdown is as follows:
Three cases that mention civility are from 2017, which means civility has been mentioned by the courts more frequently this year than it was mentioned from 1950–1970.