The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process


Elliot L. Bien


Professionalism amongst American litigators has declined. Many jurisdictions have adopted codes of conduct in order to restore professionalism. These attempts have done little to restore professionalism. Similar adversarial systems, like England's, are admired for their professionalism. What creates this value amongst barristers is a sense of community. A similar practice should be adopted in the United States in order to restore a sense of professionalism in litigation.