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ABA brings national meeting on ethics, professional responsibility to Long Beach

ABA brings national meeting on ethics, professional responsibility to Long Beach

By John Glynn

CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 — The American Bar Association will convene its 40th National Conference on Professional Responsibility on May 29 in Long Beach, Calif.

The two-day conference, sponsored by the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, is the pre-eminent educational and networking opportunity in the field of legal ethics and professional responsibility. Leading experts, scholars and practitioners from across the country will address trends and developments in legal ethics, professional discipline, professionalism and practice issues.

The wide-ranging program covers topics including money laundering rules and marijuana laws, keeping client data confidential in a digital era, and challenges related to aging lawyers, known in the profession as the “senior tsunami” because of the number of attorneys reaching retirement age. The conference speakers represent both national and international experts.

CPR, the conference sponsor, provides the legal profession national leadership in developing and interpreting standards and scholarly resources in legal and judicial ethics, professional regulation, professionalism and client protection. It recently issued separate formal opinions, for instance, on attorneys’ use of group marketing programs, such as Groupon, and lawyers’ review of jurors’ and prospective jurors’ Internet use.

What:     
40th National Conference
ABA Center for Professional Responsibility

When:   
May 29-30

Where:   
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 S. Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802

A complete conference program can be found online.

This event is free and open to members of the media. For credentials and more information, please contact Bill Choyke at 202-662-1864 or Bill.Choyke@americanbar.org

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement on line. Follow the latest ABA news at www.ambar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.

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