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.

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Upcoming Meetings

 Upcoming Meetings

4th Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) School

The Standing Committee on Public Protection in the Provision of Legal Services presents the 4th UPL School. At the UPL School, those charged with the investigation, prevention, and prosecution of the unauthorized practice of law are provided a central forum to discuss current and anticipated trends in unauthorized practice and enforcement. November 7-8, 2019 Chicago, IL.

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Announcements

Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award

Nominations for the 2020 Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award are now being accepted.

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Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award

Nominations for the 2020 Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award now being accepted.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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