16-18-14 Attorney's duty to respect reputation of parties and witnesses.
     16-18-14.   Attorney's duty to respect reputation of parties and witnesses. It is the duty of an attorney and counselor at law to abstain from all offensive personalities and to advance no fact prejudicial to the honor or reputation of a party or witness unless required by the justice of the cause with which he is charged.

Source: PolC 1877, ch 18, § 4, subdiv 5; CL 1887, § 465, subdiv 5; RPolC 1903, § 697, subdiv 5; RC 1919, § 5262 (5); Supreme Court Rule 13, 1939; SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 32.1201 (5).