Campbell Law alumni present why civility matters to incoming law students

Photo of Civility Matters panel

Photo of Civility Matters panel

RALEIGH — Three Campbell Law School alumni joined in a discussion about the importance of civility in the legal profession as part of Campbell Law School’s “Campbell Advantage” Orientation events at noon on Monday, Aug. 7.

Lynwood Evans ’99 of Ward and Smith, Forest Horne ’89 of Martin & Jones, Eliot Smith ’93 of Farris and Thomas and Dana Hoffman of Young Moore spoke to the nearly 200 new law students about the importance of professionalism and courteous conduct. The panel was moderated by Kirk Warner of Smith Anderson.

“Civility Matters”, a notable event organized by the esteemed American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), embodies their commitment to upholding the utmost levels of civility, integrity and excellence in American jurisprudence. 

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to participate in this important discussion,” said Lynwood, Ward and Smith’s Litigation Practice Section Leader and an ABOTA member, in a post on his firm’s website. “I believe that fostering civility is a professional duty. It’s through respectful discourse and collaborative efforts that we can uphold the integrity of our justice system, and this program will help us think critically about best practices for promoting civility among lawyers.”


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,800 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2023, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 14 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.