Canon 19

CANDOR AND FAIRNESS. The conduct of a member before the court and with other members should be characterized by candor and fairness. He should not knowingly misquote the contents of a paper, the testimony of a witness, the language or the argument of opposing counsel, or the language of a decision or a text-book; or, with knowledge of its invalidity, to cite as authority a decision that has been overruled, or a statute that has been repealed; or, in argument to assert as a fact that which has not been proved; or to mislead his opponent by concealing or withholding positions in his opening argument upon which his side intends to rely.

A member should deal candidly with the facts in taking the statements of witnesses, in drawing affidavits and other documents, and in the presentation of causes.

A member should not offer evidence which he knows the court should reject in order to get the same before the jury by argument for its admissibility, nor should he address to the judge arguments upon any point not propertly calling for determination by him. Neither should he introduce into an argument, addressed to the court, remarks or statements intended to influence the jury or bystanders.