Attorneys are stewards of the legal process. They are officers of the court. The actions they take must serve not only their clients’ interests but also the larger interest of administering justice fairly through those courts; they must so serve the public good.

These obligations are set forth in our Rules of Professional Conduct. “A lawyer, as a member of the legal profession, is a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system and a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice.” [Preamble: A Lawyer’s Responsibilities; Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct (emphasis added).] As commissioners of the Superior Court, attorneys “should use the law’s procedures only for legitimate purposes and not to harass or intimidate others.” Id.