Civility Mentorship Program

The San Francisco Chapter of ABOTA is introducing this new program. Experienced ABOTA members can act as Mentors if you are a lawyer who is encountering a problem with civility in dealing with another lawyer. The Mentors will not provide legal or ethical advice, but will discuss potential solutions and approaches to uncivil behavior. The goal is to help lawyers resolve civility disputes quickly and inexpensively. ABOTA wants to be part of the solution!

SF ABOTA list of Mentors:

San Francisco County:

  • Kathleen Lucas
  • Robert Cartwright

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North Bay (Marin County and Sonoma County):

  • Richard Freeman

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San Mateo County:

  • Niall McCarthy Headshot

[email protected]

San Jose & south to Monterey:

  • Craig Needham

[email protected]

East Bay (Alameda County and Contra Costa County):

  • Gary Gwilliam

[email protected]

Additional links:


ABOTA Civility Matters

ABOTA Code of Professionalism

ABOTA Principles of Civility

California Rules of Court Rule 9.4

Business & Professions Code 6067

California Civility Guidelines

California Rules of Professional Conduct

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