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4. Lawyers should require that persons under their supervision conduct themselves with courtesy and civility. 5. A lawyer should adhere to all expressed promises and agreements with other counsel, whether oral or in writing, and to agreements implied by the circumstances or by local customs. 6. A lawyer is both an officer of the court and an advocate. As such, the lawyer should always strive to uphold the honor and dignity of the profession, avoid disorder and disruption in the courtroom, and maintain a respectful attitude toward the court. 7. Lawyers should speak and write civilly and respectfully in all communications with the court and court personnel. 8. Lawyers should use their best efforts to dissuade clients and witnesses from causing disorder or disruption in the courtroom. 9. Lawyers should not engage in conduct intended primarily to harass or humiliate witnesses. 10. Lawyers should be punctual and prepared for all court appearances; if delayed, the lawyer should notify the court and counsel whenever possible. 11. Court personnel are an integral part of the justice system and should be treated with courtesy and respect at all times. The foregoing Standards of Civility are based upon the Standards of Civility for the New York State Unified Court System.
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2016-2017 Mock Trial Case Final Version with 2/7/2017 edits 5 NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL TOURNAMENT RULES PART I
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2016-2017 Mock Trial Case Final Version with 2/7/2017 edits 7 MOCK TRIAL TOURNAMENT RULES 1. TEAM COMPOSITION a. The Mock Trial Tournament is open to all 9th 12th graders in public and nonpublic schools who are currently registered as students at that school. b. If a school chooses to limit student participation for any reason, this should be accomplished through an equitable “try - out” system, not through disallowing participation by one or more entire grade levels. c. Each school participating in the Mock Trial Tournament may enter only ONE team. d. Members of a school team entered in the Mock Trial Tournament including teacher coaches, back- up witnesses, attorneys, and others directly associated with the team’s preparation— are NOT permitted to attend the trial enactments of any possible future opponent in the contest. This rule should not be construed to preclude teams from engaging in practice matches, even if those teams may meet later during the competition. Violations of this rule can lead to being disqualified from the tournament. e. Immediately prior to each trial enactment, the attorneys and witnesses for each team must be physically identified to the opposing team and the judge by stating their first and last names.
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