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.
 Dilatory practices bring the administration of justice into disrepute.
 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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