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Annual Meeting 2016: ABA amends Model Rules to add anti-discrimination, anti-harassment provision

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Annual Meeting 2016: ABA amends Model Rules to add anti-discrimination, anti-harassment provision

By John Glynn

The ABA House of Delegates approves resolution 109 at its Aug. 8 session during the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.  Delegates voted to amend Model Rule 8.4 on professional misconduct, to specifically address harassment and discrimination based on race, religion, sex and disability and LGBTQ status in conduct related to the practice of law. 

In the video:

Patricia Lee Refo
Chair, ABA House of Delegates

Myles V. Lynk
ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Mark Johnson Roberts
ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Wendi S. Lazar
ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

Don Bivens
ABA Section of Litigation

Donald D. Slesnick
ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law