The Commission considers that it is important, as a public enforcement agency and regulator, to have a clear Model Litigant Policy and to commit to acting as a model litigant in all civil litigation conducted by or involving us.
This policy is a statement of principles. It is intended to reflect the existing law and is not intended to amend the law or impose additional legal or professional obligations upon legal practitioners or other individuals. It means more than that the Commission merely acts honestly and in accordance with the law and the court rules. The policy also goes beyond the requirement for Commission counsel to act in accordance with their ethical obligations. It requires the Commission to act with complete propriety, fairly and in accordance with the highest professional standards.