American Bar Association
Ethics and Professionalism Committee

Ethics and Professionalism Committee

Committee Description

The Ethics and Professionalism Committee examines issues of ethics and professionalism for new attorneys. The committee identifies potential changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct as they affect practitioners; comments on proposed rule changes initiated by others; and strives to educate attorneys about the boundaries within which they are required to navigate their practices. The committee also promotes professionalism in the law.

News and Announcements

Message from the Chair

CLE (Ethics): Ethics and Bankruptcy: Tips and Traps for New Lawyers and Non-Bankruptcy Practitioners (audio mp3)

ABA Ethics 2020 Commission -- Paton Presentation Slides YLD ABA Midwinter

Lexis Hub for New Attorneys Podcast: Dolores Dorsainvil on Law Practice Management Tips
Download Podcast Here
Duration: 30 Minutes

Alternate Business Structure
Download Audio Here
Duration: 60 Minutes

Webinar Materials-Ethics 20/20 Commission

Survey Results

The 101 Practice Series: Breaking Down the Basics
The practice series is an online resource for new lawyers covering basic training in both substantive and practical aspects of a law practice. With over 170 quick tips and tools, this series is an essential resource for lawyers in their first three years of practice and is exclusively available to ABA members.

Interested in writing an article?
For more information email the Committee Chair or YLD Program Associate, Renee Lugo,

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Chair:  Christina Lewis Abate

Vice-Chairs:  Aaron Blynn, Josh H Camson, Sandy Jones

Committee Roster (138 total members)

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Newsletters & Publications

July 26, 2011 Webinar Materials-Ethics 20/20 Commission
Alternate Business Structure Teleconference - 7/28
Conducting Informal Discovery Through Social Media Sites by Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
What You Need to Know about Legal Process Outsourcing and Legal Ethics By Rebecca L. Ambrose

Meetings and Events

Division Events
April 22, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 23, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

Modified by Renee Lugo on March 3, 2014

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