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Journal of The Professional Lawyer

The Journal of The Professional Lawyer is an annual publication, which typically features longer articles than the magazine, covering topics in greater depth, in law review format.




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2017 Journal of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2017 Journal Issue are:

  • Lawyer Transfers to Disability Inactive Status—A Comprehensive Guide
    - Arthur F. Greenbaum

  • Lawyers Serving as Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Lawyers at the Same Time: Legal Ethics and Municipal Courts
    - Peter A. Joy

  • Regulation of the Paralegal Profession and Programs for Limited Practice by Non-Lawyers
    - by Lynn Crossett

  • A Solutions-Oriented Approach: Changing How Insurance Litigation Is Handled by Defense Law Firms
    - Dwayne J. Hermes, Erica R. LaVarnway, and Nancy B. Rapoport


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2016 Journal of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2016 Journal Issue are:

  • Legal Dualism, Legal Ethics, and Fidelity to Law
    - Joshua P. Davis

  • The Rise and Fall of Social Trustee Professionalism
    - Michael Ariens

  • Designing and Improving a System of Proactive Management-Based Regulation to Help Lawyers and Protect the Public
    - by Susan Saab Fortney

  • Inverted Thinking about Law as a Profession or Business
    - Thomas D. Morgan

  • A Battle for Reason: The Unconscionable Attorney-Client Fee Agreement
    - Keith William Diener

  • E-Professionalism: The Global Reach of the Lawyer’s Duty to Use Social Media Ethically
    - Kylie Burns and Lillian Corbin


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2015 Journal of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2015 Journal Issue are:

  • The Law and the “Spirit of the Law” in Legal Ethics
    - Samuel J. Levine

  • Can't Live with Them, Can't Live without Them--Ethical and Risk Management Issues for Law Firms That Adopt a "BYOD" Approach to Mobile Technology
    - Steven M. Puiszis

  • Becoming a Competent 21st Century Legal Ethics Professor: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Technology (but Were Afraid to Ask)
    - Catherine J. Lanctot

  • A Judicial Perspective: Technological Competence and the Law Schools
    - John M. Facciola

  • Professional Formation with Emerging Adult Law Students in the 21-29 Age Group: Engaging Students to Take Ownership of Their Own Professional Development toward Both Excellence and Meaningful Employment
    - Neil W. Hamilton

  • The Perilous Psychology of Public Defending
    - Scott W. Howe


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2014 Journal of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2014 Journal Issue are:

  • Recovering the Lost Lawyer
    - Deborah M. Hussey Freeland

  • From the Ashes of the Lawyer-Statesman Rises the Lawyer-Democrat: Practical Legal Wisdom from the Ground Up
    - Steven K. Berenson

  • Service: A Prescription for the Lost Lawyer
    - Melissa H. Weresh

  • The Lost Lawyer: An Important Outline of Symptoms, But a Flawed Diagnosis
    - Thomas D. Morgan

  • Can a Single Masterpiece Sustain a Lawyer’s Lifetime And Other Questions That Cross a Lawyer’s Way
    - Randy Lee

  • Lost and Found: The Lost Lawyer, Twenty Years Later
    - Margaret Raymond-


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2013 Journal of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2013 Journal Issue are:

  • Litigation Finance Ethics: Paying Interest
    - Jennifer Anglim Kreder and Benjamin A. Bauer

  • Sending the Message: Using Technology to Support Judicial Reporting of Lawyer Misconduct to State Disciplinary Agencies
    - Michael S. McGinniss

  • The Attorney-Client Privilege Selective Compulsion, Selective Waiver and Selective Disclosure: Is Bank Regulation Exceptional?
    - Bruce A. Green

  • Cloud Nine or Cloud Nein? Cloud Computing and Its Impact on Lawyers Ethical Obligations and Privileged Communications
    - Louise Lark Hill

  • Compliance, Creative Deviance, and Resistance to Law: A Theory of the Attorney-Client Privilege
      - Norman W. Spaulding

  • Technologys Triple Threat to the Attorney-Client Privilege
     - Paula Schaefer

  • Confidentiality of Client Identity
    - Sande L. Buhai

  • Ghostwriting and the ERIE Doctrine: Why Federalism Calls for Respecting States Ethical Treatment of Ghostwriting
     - Jessie M. Brown


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2012 Journal of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2012 Journal Issue are:

  • Lawspeech
    - David McGowan
  • Apologies and Fitness to Practice Law: A Practical Framework for Evaluating Remorse in the Bar Admission Process
    - Mitchell Simon, Nick Smith, and Nicole Negowetti
  • Stratification of the Legal Profession: A Debate in Need of a Public Forum
    - Laurel A. Rigertas
  • "Philadelphia Lawyers": Policing the Law in Pennsylvania
    - Brian K. Pinaire, Milton Heumann, and Christian Scarlett
  • Pogo Professionalism: A Call for a Commission on Truth and Professionalism
    - Dennis A. Rendleman


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2011 Journal of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2011 Journal Issue are:

  • My Brother's Keeper: An Empirical Study of Attorney Facilitation of Money Laundering Through Commercial Transactions
    - P. Cummings and Paul T. Stepnowsky
  • The Challenges of Developing Cross-Cultural Legal Ethics Education, Professional Development, and Guidance for the Legal Professions
    - Philip M. Genty
  • Some Information and Belief About "Information and Belief"
    - Michael E. Rosman
  • Regulating Legal Services in the European Union and Croatia
    - Dubravka Aksamovic
  • Gaiben & Bengoshi LLP: Cross-Border Legal Practice in Japan
    - Eric W. Struble
  • Not All Lawyers Are Antisocial: Social Media Regulation and the First Amendment
    - Kellen A. Hade


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2010 Journal of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2010 Journal Issue are:

  • An Introduction to the Financial Action Task Force and Its 2008 Lawyer Guidance
    - Laurel S. Terry
  • Anti-Money Laundering Legislation: Implementation of the FATF Forty Recommendations in the European Union
    - Colin Tyre
  • The Gatekeeper Initiative and the Risk-Based Approach to Client Due Diligence: The Imperative for Voluntary Good Practices Guidance for U.S. Lawyers
    - Kevin L. Shepherd
  • Money Laundering Regulation—What Can be Learned from the Canadian Experience
    - Ronald J. MacDonald
  • The Financial Action Task Force Guidance for Legal Professionals: Missed Opportunities to Level the Playing Field
    - Louise L. Hill
  • Cooperation, Co-option or Coercion? The FATF Lawyer Guidance and Regulation of the Legal Profession
    - Paul D. Paton
  • Regulating Lawyers: Same Theme, New Context
    - Ellen S. Podgor
  • The Financial Action Task Force and Global Administrative Law
    - James Thuo Gathii
  • On Charles W. Kettlewell
    - Diane L. Karpman
  • On Jeanne P. Gray
    - Mark I. Harrison
  • Charles W. Kettlewell Legal Ethics Advisor Award Address
    - Jeanne P. Gray


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2009 Journal of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2009 Journal Issue are:

  • ABA Ethics Reform From “MDP” to “20/20”:Some Cautionary Reflections
    - Bruce A. Green


  • Thoughts on the Compatibility of Recent U.K. and Australian Reforms with U.S. Traditions in Regulating Law Practice
    - Ted Schneyer
  • Views from an Australian Regulator
    - Steve Mark
  • Remarks to the Conference of Chief Justices Regulation of the Legal Profession in a Global Economy Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, Illinois May 27, 2009
    - Michael S. Greco


  • Changing Times and the Changing Landscape of Law Firm Disputes
    - Douglas R. Richmond
  • The Professional Cost of Untreated Addiction and Mental Illness in Practicing Lawyers
    - Mary T. Robinson
  • Two Case Studies in the Exercise of Discretion in Lawyer Discipline Systems
    - Donald R. Lundberg
    - John D. Feerick
    - Robert L. Nelson
    - Alice E. Richmond
    - Jeanne P. Gray
    - Mark I. Schickman
    - Karl J. Ege
    - Elizabeth Moser


2008 Journal of The Professional Lawyer

A Centennial Celebration of the ABA Legacy of Lawyer Ethics are:

  • Introduction

  • Acknowledgments

  • Centennial Celebration Program

  • Keynote Address
    -Judith S. Kaye


  • Repudiating the Holmesian "Bad Man" through Contextual Ethical Reasoning: The Lawyer as Steward
    - Keith R. Fisher

  • The Fallacy of the Monolithic Client-Lawyer Relationship: Leaving 1908 and Procrustean Regulation Behind
    - Steven C. Krane

  • Bar Associations, Self-Regulation and Consumer Protection: Whither Thou Goest?
    - Judith L. Maute

  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Future of Self-Regulation—Canada between the United States and the English/Australian Experience
    - Paul D. Paton

  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Serving the Non-Legal Needs of Clients: Professional Regulation in a Time of Change
    - Robert Rubinson

  • The Evolving Regulation of the Legal Profession: The Costs of Indeterminacy and Certainty
    - Irma S. Russell

  • How Things Have Changed: Contrasting the Regulatory Environments of the Canons and the Model Rules
    - Ted Schneyer

  • The Future Regulation of the Legal Profession: The Impact of Treating the Legal Profession as "Service Providers"
    - Laurel S. Terry

  • Moral Engagement Without the "Moral Law": A Post-CANONS View of Attorneys’ Moral Accountability
    - Robert K. Vischer


  • Considering the A.B.A.'s 1908 Canons of Ethics
    - James M. Altman

  • The Development of Lawyer Disciplinary Procedures in the United States
    - Mary M. Devlin

  • Michael Franck Award Address
    - Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr.


2007 Journal of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2007 Journal Issue are:

  • In Remembrance of Robert F. Drinan, S.J.
    - Michael S. Greco
  • Michael Franck Award Presentation
    - Donald B. Hilliker
  • The ABA—A Beacon For Clients
    - Lawrence J. Fox
  • The Buried Bodies Case: Alive and Well After Thirty Years
    - Lisa G. Lerman, Frank H. Armani, Thomas D. Morgan, and Monroe H. Freedman
  • "Are They Just Bad Apples? Ethical Behavior in Oganizational Settings": An Introduction (and Bibiliography)
    - Arthur J. Lachman
  • Self Regulation and the Duty to Report Misconduct: Myth or Mainstay?
    - Charles B. Plattsmier
  • A Lawyer's Duty to Report Another Lawyer's Misconduct: The Illinois Experience
    - Mary T. Robinson
  • Combating Himmel Angst
    - Patricia A. Sallen
  • Some Problems with Model Rules 5.6(a)
    - Stephen Gillers
  • Compilation of Cases Involving Restrictive Covernants Among Law Partners
    - Ronald C. Minkoff
  • California Ethical Rules Governing Restrictions on Law Practice
    - Ellen A. Pansky
  • Lawyers and Abusive Tax Shelters Civil Liability
    - Thomas Ross
  • Abusive Tax Shelters: Ethical Pitfalls for Lawyers
    - Mary T. Robinson
  • Law School Clinics and Attorney Grievance Procedures
    - Dennis E. Curtis


2006 Symposium Issue of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2006 Symposium Issue are:

  • Remarks Upon Receiving the Michael Frank Professional Responsibility Award
    - Deborah L. Rhode
  • Louisiana Lawyers after the Storm: Problems and Solutions
    - Charles B. Plattsmier
  • Stop the Shredding: Document Retention after U.S. v. Andersen
    - Donald K. Joseph
  • Internet Communications with Prospective Clients: When Disclaimers May Not be Enough
    - Mark L. Tuft
  • The Check (Cheque) is not Always in the Mail: Ontario By-Laws on Electronic Transactions and Record Keeping and Related Concerns about Cheque Imaging
    - Daniel J. Abrahams
  • The Journey of a Check
    - Peter J. Mucklestone
  • The Regulatory Implications of Trends in Law Practice: Thoughts on the Data Reported in Urban Lawyers
    - Ted Schneyer
  • Teaching Ethics in and Outside of Law Schools: What Works and What Doesn't
    - Lisa G. Lerman
  • Selected Bibliography on Teaching Legal Ethics
    - Robert Rubinson
  • Law Firms Changes: The Ethical Obligations When Lawyers Switch Firms
    - Lynda C. Shely
  • Irreconcilable Differences - The Duty of Undivided Loyalty Versus the Non-Client Duty of Care
    - Mark A. Johnson & Sims Weymuller
  • Lateral Screening After Ethics 2000
    - Robert A. Creamer


2005 Symposium Issue of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2005 Symposium Issue are:

  • Address to the American Bar Association House of Delegates
    - Michael S. Greco
  • Remarks Upon Receiving the ABA Medal
    - Robert F. Drinan, S.J.
  • Remarks Upon Receiving a Margaret Brent Award
    - Loretta C. Argrett
  • 2005 Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award Recipient Address
    - E. Norman Veasey
  • Litigation Funding: Investing, Lending or Loan Sharking?
    - Douglas R. Richmond
  • What Direction Should Legal Advertising Regulation Take?
    - Fred C. Zacharias
  • The Ethics of Advertising and Other Issues Related to Law Firm Web Sites
    - William I. Weston
  • Zeal in Client Representation - FAQ's
    - Arthur J. Lachman & Peter R. Jarvis
  • Increasing Ethics, Professionalism and Civility: Key to Preserving the American Common Law and Adversarial Systems
    - Allen K. Harris


2004 Symposium Issue of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2004 Symposium Issue are:

  • Michael Franck Recipient Address
    - Charles W. Kettlewell
  • Law Firm Culture - Its Importance and How to Overcome It
    - Peter J. Winders
  • Misconduct by Law Professors: Why it Matters
    - Lisa G. Lerman
  • The Meaning of "Fraud" for Securities Lawyers
    - Russell G. Ryan
  • Reducing Discipline Risks for Solos Through the Three "C's": Communication, Client Selection, and Cash
    - Lynda C. Shely
  • The Impaired Lawyer: Implications Under the Rules of Professional Conduct
    - Donald B. Hilliker
  • Unbundling Legal Services: The Ethics of "Ghostwriting" Pleadings for Pro Se Litigants
    - James M. McCauley
  • Some Basic Ethical and Practical Rules Relating to Unbundling of Legal Services
    - James M. McCauley
  • Ethical Issues Posed by Limited-Scope Representation -- The Washington Experience
    - Barrie Althoff
  • An Issue-Annotated Version of the SOx Rules for Lawyer Conduct
    - Simon M. Lorne


2003 Symposium Issue of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2003 Symposium Issue are:

  • The Need for Model Rules Changes in a New Regulatory Environment
    - M. Peter Moser
  • Understanding Recent Trends in Federal Regulation of Lawyers
    - Fred C. Zacharias
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege in the United States, An Age-Old Principle Under Modern Pressures
    - Edward J. Krauland and Troy H. Cribb
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Expert Testimony Regarding Attorney Ethics Rules
    - Pamela A. Bresnahan and Timothy H. Goodman
  • Do Borders Matter? Regulating the Mobile Lawyer
    - Darrel I. Pink and Donald F. Thompson
  • But What Will the WTO Disciplines Apply to? Distinguishing Among Market Access, National Treatment and Article VI:4 Measures When Applying the GATS to Legal Services
    - Laurel S. Terry
  • The Emerging LLP Case Law: A Survey of Cases Dealing With Registered Limited Liability Partnerships
    - Elizabeth S. Miller


2002 Symposium Issue of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2002 Symposium Issue are:

  • Michael Franck Award Recipient Address
    - John T. Berry
  • The Humanization of Lawyers
    - Fred C. Zacharias
  • A Broader View of Discovery Ethics: The Societal Context
    - Robert E. Hinerfeld
  • Incriminating Physical Evidence, Ethical Codes and Source Return
    - David Layton
  • Multijurisdictional Practice
    - Barrie Althoff
  • 21st Century Mandatory Bars: Change Agents in the Public Interest or Sate Sponsored Guilds?
    - George A. Riemer
  • Ethics Counsel's Role in Combating the "Ostrich" Tendency
    - Susan Saab Fortney
  • Isolated Instances of Ordinary Negligence as a Basis for Discipline: The Oregon Experience
    - Bradley F. Tellam
  • Disgorgement of Fees and the Unauthorized Practice of Law
    - Sarah Diane McShea


2001 Symposium Issue of The Professional Lawyer

The topics covered in the 2001 Symposium Issue are:

  • Ethics 2000 – Some Heretical Thoughts
    - Andrew L. Kaufman
  • Multiple and Intergenerational Relationships
    - A. Frank Johns
  • Essentials Steps on the Path to Improving the Rules Governing the Multijurisdictional Practice of Law in the United States
    - George A. Riemer
  • The Case for Multijurisdiction Practice of Law in the United States:
    "Regulate Lawyers by the Boundaries of Their Competence and Professionalism, and Not Solely by the Boundaries of Their State of Admission."
    - Norman M. Krivosha
  • A Challenge to the ABA and the U.S. Legal Profession to Monitor the GATS 2000 Negotiations: Why You Should Care
    - Laurel S. Terry

  • Practical Measures for Reducing the Risk of Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law
    - Samuel C. Miller III
  • Patently Conflicted: Avoiding the Quagmire of Patent Conflicts of Interest
    - Carol M. Langford and William M. Balin
  • Lawyer Disciplinary Sanctions
    - Barrie Althoff
  • Selected Appellate Ethics Issues
    - Narda Pierce