ABA Section of Business Law
The mission of the Professional Responsibility Committee is to improve the law and inform Section members with respect to issues of legal ethics, professional responsibility, professional conduct, and the law governing lawyers.
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Committee members are invited to submit their work, including work-in-process to circulate for comment, to the Ethical Business Lawyer. To submit your work or an article that you think may be of general interest to the Committe, please contact Newsletter Editor Micalyn Harris at email@example.com.
- ABA Annual Meeting
August 9-11, 2013, San Francisco, CA
The Fairmont San Francisco & InterContinental Mark Hopkins
- Business Law Section Fall Meeting
November 22-23, 2013, Washington, D.C.
We welcome new members to all Subcommittess. The following is a list of some of the ongoing Subcommittee projects and initiatives that are seeking volunteers to play an active role.
- Firm Counsel Connection
Collaborates with the Sections of Litigation and Law Practice Management to provide a vehicle for law firm in-house counsel to connect with one another on a regional basis to discuss common issues and learn from one another's experieces.
- Law of Lawyering Initiative
Addresses issues in the law of lawyering, including the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, that are in need of thoughtful review and consideration of revision or restructuring a sa result of changes in the practice of law.
- Technology and Ethics Initiative
In collboration with the Section's Cyberspace Law Committee, the Information Technology Issues in Ethics & Profressional Responsibility Subcommittee is building on the work of the Ethics 20/20 Commission to bring practical and useful guidance to lawyers, law firms and law departments as the use of technology in their practices. Specifically the initiative is exploring the development of a model technology training program for law firms and law departments.
- Legal Ethics and Gatekeeper Regulation
This Subcommittee explores the central questions of whether lawyers as gatekeepers should have the obligation despite their ethical duties to disclose information relating to a representation when required under anti-money-laundering and anti-terrorism laws and regulations, and whether lawyers as gatekeepers should be required to refrain from providing legal services to clients in circumstances deemed by enforcement authorities to be suspicios of being in support of money-laundering or terrorism.
Committee Leadership Photo Roster
Committee Chair: Charles E. McCallum
Board of Advisors
Newsletter Editorial Board
- Editor-in-Chief: Micalyn Harris, ADR Services Inc.
- William Freivogel, Publisher, Freivogel on Conflicts
- Stephen Gillers, New York University School of Law
- Lawrence A. Hamermesh, Widener Univesity School of Law
- Geoffre C. Hazard, Jr., UC Hastings Law School
- Myles V. Lynk, Jr., Arizona State University College of Law
- Thomas D. Morgan, George Washington University
- Robert H. Mundheim, Shearman & Sterling LLP
- Andrew M. Perlman, Suffolk University Law School
- Milton C. Regan, Jr., Georgetown University Law Center
- Carole Silver, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
- Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods LLP
- Tina L. Stark
- Peter J. Winders, Carlton Fields PA
|Modified by Graham Hunt on May 23, 2013|