John S. Weaver, Of Counsel, Z Family Law, LLC Rockville, Maryland Family Law Attorney Serving MontgomeryCounty and FrederickCounty
The Lawyers' Creed of Professionalism
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
As a lawyer, I serve as a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system, and a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice. In carrying out my responsibilities, I recognize that demonstrating respect and courtesy for all those who serve, and are served, by the legal system will further the notion that the practice of law is a profession, and will enhance the image of all who serve the legal system. To that end, I will conduct myself in accordance with the following creed:
1. I will be faithfully committed to my clients' just causes, and will pursue such causes expeditiously and without unnecessary expense. 2. I will not misuse procedural, ethical or substantive rules or forego common courtesies and customs of the profession to gain an unfair advantage, or to abuse or harass an opposing party or counsel. 3. I will act as an advocate for my clients, but will maintain my professional demeanor and conduct myself with appropriate civility and courtesy at all times. 4. I will act in good faith to honor commitments made to my clients, the court and to opposing parties and counsel. 5. I will endeavor to resolve my clients' causes by negotiation and by other means where appropriate in order to avoid litigation and trial, consistent with my clients' best interests. 6. I will not advertise or market my professional services in a manner that demeans the legal profession. 7. I will act to keep the legal system free from all forms of wrongful discrimination. Note: This creed is intended to improve the overall professionalism and image of attorneys in their dealings with the courts, other attorneys, clients and the community-at-large. It augments in the requirements of the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct and is subject to the scope of those Rules.Constitutional Provisions - Article III 1-C
All Active members of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, shall subscribe to The Lawyers' Creed of Professionalism.
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John S. Weaver, Of Counsel
Z Family Law, LLC 51 Monroe Street, Suite 1501, Rockville, MD 20850