Summary: It is not “do unto others before they do it to you” but rather “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” In other words, treat people as you would like to be treated.
I attended an ex parte hearing last Thursday at which time I was given the San Diego County Bar Association’s (SDCBA) Attorney Code of Conduct and the United States Constitution. Now, I do not believe I was singled out since: (1) I do not think that I have a reputation as a reprobate; and (2) opposing counsel was also given one [I don’t think she falls into the reprobate category either].
I called the SDBCA to inquire whether all of the judges were handing out these booklets. I was informed that the SDCBA handed these out to their members (I’ve never received one until now). Somehow, some of the booklets got into the hands of a judge and she was sharing the information (I’m thinking, with good reason).