Task Force Actions
The Task Force is currently working on the implementation of its mission's objectives. We have established contact with the U.S. Government inter-agency working group and with several U.S. and foreign entities concerned by Gatekeeper Initiatives. We are preparing programs and seminars for legal professionals and law schools. We are conducting an in-depth analysis of the legal rules that delimit the legal practice. We are reviewing ABA policies, in particular Model Rule 1.6.
The Task Force recently submitted comments on the FATF's Review of the Forty Recommendations Consultation Paper. Links to both documents are provided below.
In February 2003, the ABA House of Delegates approved a resolution submitted by the Task Force that urges reasonable and balanced initiatives designed to detect and prevent domestic and international money laundering.
In August 2003, the ABA House of Delegates approved a resolution submitted by the Task Force on Corporate Responsibility that amends Rule 1.6(b) of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct to permit the lawyer to reveal information relating to the representation of a client to the extent the lawyer reasonably believes necessary and to amend the related Comment to Rule 1.6