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46th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility
Join us June 2-4, 2021 for the 46th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility virtual meeting. Registration opens in February.
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36th ABA National Forum on Client Protection
Join us on June 4, 2021 for the 36th ABA National Forum on Client Protection virtual forum. Registration opens in February.
Spring 2021 National Legal Malpractice Conference
On April 14 - 15, 2021 the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability will host the Spring 2021 National Legal Malpractice Virtual Conference.Register - Now
Standing Firm and Speaking Up for Justice and Equality
This statement represents the views of Fred Ury, Chair of the Center’s Coordinating Committee, and Teresa Schmid, Center Director. It is not is not an official statement of the ABA. Please see the statement of ABA Immediate Past President Judy Perry Martinez, which decries violence against George Floyd and the Black community.Read - Center's Statement
Nominations Now Open!
Nominations for the 2021 Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award and E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award are now being accepted.Learn - More
Publications | Book
Model Code of Judicial Conduct, 2020 Edition
Publications | Book
Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Ninth Edition
Through its coordinating efforts, the Center for Professional Responsibilty promotes discussion and resolution of pressing issues of professional responsibility and regulation and fosters communication among diverse bar organizations and the various agencies that supervise and regulate the conduct of lawyers and judges.View - Committees
Lawyers in Transition
The ABA Center for Professional Responsibility has compiled resources to help answer common questions and identify programming and policy innovations related to end-of-career issues confronting lawyers.
Professional Responsibility Law Speakers Bureau
The Professional Responsibility Law Speakers Bureau is a resource from the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility to those organizing conferences, workshops, continuing legal education and similar programming.
More Center Resources
The Center for Professional Responsibility and its entities offer numerous resources relating to ethics, professionalism, client protection, professional discipline, specialization and global initiatives.
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