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Civility in the Practice of Law: A Key to Effective Lawyering

A complaint about lawyers is that sometimes they are brusque. defines a brusque person as a person that “deal(s) with things, or say things, quickly and shortly, so that they seem to be rude.”  It’s important to note that being busy does not mean a lawyer has to be brusque but can sometimes lead to this.  It is also important to note that intention of the lawyer may not mean to seem rude but that it can be perceived as such. In the case of a brusque lawyer the perception of the person on the other end can become the reality.

An older article from Jayne Reardon on the ABA’s website titled Civility as the Core of Professionalism is a great read for law students and practitioners alike to read and re-read on occasion.  The article covers what civility is, civility as a part of law licensing and public advocacy, the tensions between zealous advocacy and civility, the benefits of civility, declining civility, and consequences of bad behavior.

Law Student Support Hour with CSU Counseling Services

Water lilyThe CSU Counseling Center offers a number of virtual support groups, including a Law Student Support Hour. Join peers to connect and discuss what’s on your mind during uniquely challenging times as a law student. For more information and to receive the zoom link, contact Dr. Brittany Sommers at or call the Counseling Center at 216.687.2277.

Networking with Confidence Event This Friday 4/9

Networking with Confidence: Best Practices in Action 

April 9, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Cleveland-Marshall Federal Bar Association Student Chapter is hosting the sequel to the Networking Best Practices Workshop it hosted during the Fall 2020 semester. Networking with Confidence: Best Practices in Action will provide C|M|LAW students with an opportunity to virtually network with lawyers from the Northern Ohio legal community in a controlled environment. Students will be sent a networking guide prior to the event that will include tips and advice on how to best prepare for a networking event. The FBA Student Chapter intends to match students to lawyers according to their practice area interests and provide students with time to properly prepare. The biggest benefit of participating in this networking event is participating lawyers will provide brief feedback forms to each student indicating what the student did well and what the student can improve.


The Law Library offers many resources that can help you with professional skills. Here are some ebook ideas available through our West Academic Study Aids package

SBA Wellness Week Events This Week

Check out the Official Newsletter of Student and Career Services for event listings and registration links for SBA Wellness Week – Better Minds, Better Lawyers. Upcoming events this week —

  • Wed. 4/7 @noon – Recovery Ally Training
  • Wed. 4/7 @5pm – Empathy vs. Sympathy: What’s the Difference?
  • Thurs. 4/8 @noon – Virtual Yoga
  • Thurs. 4/8 @5pm – Virtual Happy Hour 


Study Room Construction Project

Due to construction, from Monday, March 22nd through Friday, April 2nd, the only study rooms which can be booked will be those in the Learning Commons, as well as Atrium level rooms A069A,B,C,D. All cubicles and study tables will be available throughout this time.