The Family Law Section is adding the word “civility” to its bylaws, a change that reflects a Bar-wide trend to promote professionalism and the importance of maintaining the highest standards.

The proposed change is part of a comprehensive update to the section’s bylaws that the Board of Governors is expected to approve later this month.

As amended, Article I, Section 2(g) would state: “foster a high standard of ethical conduct, civility, and professionalism by all attorneys and judicial officers who participate in the family court system.”