Voluntary Standards for Civility

D.C. Bar Voluntary Standards of Civility: Judges’ Duties to Each Other

Principles Particularly Applicable to Litigation

Judges' Duties to Each Other

  1. We will treat other judges with courtesy and respect.
  2. In written opinions and oral remarks, we will refrain from personally attacking, disparaging, or demeaning other judges.
  3. We will endeavor to work cooperatively with other judges with respect to the availability of lawyers, witnesses, parties, and court resources.