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Standing Committee on Professionalism

The Committee works to encourage, recommend and provide assistance to ABA entities in the development and coordination of professionalism initiatives; and to encourage and provide assistance to state and local bar associations, the judiciary, the law schools, and the legal community.

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E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Awards

The E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Awards recognize innovative and outstanding professionalism programs and projects in legal education and the legal profession.

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Committee Statement

A Duty to Act: The Court Funding Crisis And a Lawyer’s Professional Identity

Featured Products

Essential Qualities of the Professional Lawyer

A free companion Instructor’s Manual has been developed as an aid for law school professors, bar associations and other legal educators in leading discussions of the chapters of Essential Qualities of the Professional Lawyer.

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A Guide to Professionalism Commissions (2011 Edition)

The first edition of this publication was supported by a grant from the Program on Law & Society of the Open Society Institute. Bruce A. Green served as Reporter for the first edition.

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Selected Books on the Legal Profession

The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services

By Richard Susskind (Oxford University Press, September 2010)

Failing Law Schools

By Brian Z. Tamanaha (University of Chicago Press, June 2012)

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The Vanishing American Lawyer

By Thomas D. Morgan (Oxford University Press, December 2009)

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Reports

The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change

Report of The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being. The Task Force was conceptualized and initiated by the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP), the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC), and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL).

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Contact Us

Joseph Bruno, Lead Counsel; E-Mail: [email protected]; Phone: (312) 988-6721