V. LAW FIRMS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Rule 5.08 Prohibited Discriminatory Activities
A lawyer shall not willfully, in connection with an adjudicatory proceeding, except as
provided in paragraph (b), manifest, by words or conduct, bias or prejudice based on race,
color, national origin, religion, disability, age, sex, or sexual orientation towards any
person involved in that proceeding in any capacity.
Paragraph (a) does not apply to a lawyers decision whether to represent a
particular person in connection with an adjudicatory proceeding, nor to the process of
jury selection, nor to communications protected as "confidential information"
under these Rules. See Rule 1.05(a), (b). It also does not
preclude advocacy in connection with an adjudicatory proceeding involving any of the
factors set out in paragraph (a) if that advocacy:
- is necessary in order to address any substantive or procedural issues raised by the
- is conducted in conformity with applicable rulings and orders of a tribunal and
applicable rules of practice and procedure.