American Bar Association
Standing Committees: Client Protection

Standing Committees:
Client Protection

Who We Are

The Standing Committee on Client Protection was established in 1984 with the merger of the Standing Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law and the Standing Committee on Clients' Security Fund.

The Committee works to develop and strengthen client protection mechanisms, including programs to reimburse financial losses caused by lawyer misappropriation of client funds through the establishment of lawyer's funds for client protection (formerly known as client security funds).

The Committee also promotes consumer and governmental interests with respect to the participation in law-related activities by individuals who are not licensed to practice law in a jurisdiction. Issues in this area include the interstate practice of law, the provision of legal services by nonlawyers, and the practice of law following the determination of a major disaster.

The Standing Committee on Client Protection sponsors educational programs, provides onsite consultations, develops model rules for adoption as ABA policy, and conducts and publishes surveys.

Related Products

Compendium of Client Protection Rules, 2011 Edition
The 2011 Edition is a compilation of policies adopted by the American Bar Association for the protection of the profession's clients and the pu... more


Committee Roster (10 total members)

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events
ABA 28th National Forum on Client Protection
June 1, 2012 - June 2, 2012

The Forum is a national educational, informational and networking event for professionals working in the area of client protection. Our open arena offers a stimulating mix of formal educational sessions with the opportunity for an informal exchange of ideas.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!


More Resources

Online resources, surveys and directories

Modified by Benjamin Woodson on February 16, 2012

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