Center for Professional Responsibility

The Center for Professional Responsibility provides national leadership in developing and interpreting standards and scholarly resources in legal and judicial ethics, professional regulation, professionalism and client protection.

Join the Center for Professional Responsibility

As a member, you will receive access to “members-only” online resources and discounts and advance notice of our publications, programming, services and initiatives. Become a member today.

A best-selling attorney resource, year in and year out. The 2020 edition is hot off the presses and rolling into inventory soon. Pre-order now.

Upcoming Meetings

 Upcoming Meetings

46th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility

Join us in New Orleans for the 46th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility on May 27-29, 2020. The preeminent educational and networking opportunity in the field of 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. Registration opens January 2020.

Register - Now

36th ABA National Forum on Client Protection

The Standing Committee on Public Protection in the Provision of Legal Services presents the 36th ABA National Forum on Client Protection. The Forum is a national educational, informational and networking event for professionals working in the area of client protection. Our open arena offers a stimulating mix of formal educational sessions with the opportunity for an informal exchange of ideas. Join us in New Orleans on May 29-30, 2020. Registration opens January 2020.

Register - Now

Spring 2020 National Legal Malpractice Conference

Join us this spring in New Orleans! The American Bar Association's National Legal Malpractice Conference offers you the profession’s best programming on legal liability issues and developments. Registration opens this winter.

Learn More - Legal Malpractice Conference

Announcements

E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award

Nominations for the 2020 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award are now being accepted.

Learn - More

Our Committees

Our Committees

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

Awards & Scholarships

The Center for Professional Responsibility administers several awards each year that recognize individuals and entities for their efforts in furthering professional responsibility.

Center Resources

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.

Learn - more

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.

Learn - More

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.

Learn - More

Lastest Job Postings

Go To - Career Center

About the Center

The Center for Professional Responsibility advances the public interest by promoting and encouraging high ethical conduct and professionalism by lawyers and judges. The Center provides leadership and guidance to the legal profession and the judiciary by developing, interpreting and promoting the implementation of policies and standards that govern the conduct and regulation of lawyers and judges, including examining the challenges and opportunities of today’s global legal environment, and by producing scholarly and other resources.

Support Us

You can play a role in ensuring that the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility (CPR) remains a premier national resource for legal and judicial ethics, professional regulation, professionalism, client protection, and lawyer specialization.

Learn - More