The Consortium on Professionalism Initiatives became a part of the Center for Professional Responsibility in 2008 after a number of years as a stand alone ad hoc group. It is made up of legal professionals working with or interested in developing local professionalism initiatives through bar associations, law schools and/or the courts. Examples of such initiatives include a state's chief justice's commission on professionalism or a law school's ethics center. The Consortium, through its regular meetings and its list serve, provides a venue for the exchange of ideas between members. The Consortium works closely with the Standing Committee on Professionalism, providing personal and informational resources in addition to those of the Committee to aid in the ABA's effort to reach out to local entities in support of professionalism programs.