Bar Rules

RULE 3.2 EXPEDITING LITIGATION

Ethics & Discipline / Current Rules / Part IV (After January 1 / 2001) - Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct (also includes Disciplinary Proceedings and Advisory Opinion rules) / CHAPTER 1 GEORGIA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND ENFORCEMENT THEREOF

A lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to expedite litigation consistent with the interests of the client.

The maximum penalty for a violation of this Rule is a public reprimand.

Comment

[1] Dilatory practices bring the administration of justice into disrepute.

[2] The reasonableness of a lawyer's effort to expedite litigation must be judged by all of the controlling factors. "Reasonable efforts" do not equate to "instant efforts" and are sufficient if reasonable under the relevant circumstances.
 



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