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Lawyer and Judicial Discipline System Consultations

The ABA Standing Committee on Professional Discipline conducts discipline system consultations upon receipt of an invitation from the appropriate oversight agency. The consultations consist of a review of the entire lawyer or judicial discipline system by a team of national experts. The Committee provides its report and recommendations to the highest court or other inviting agency on a confidential basis. The report is designed to assist the court and others responsible for the administration of the disciplinary process to improve their system by providing constructive recommendations based upon the team’s investigation, and the Committee’s collective knowledge and experience, and consideration of the consultation criteria.  Send inquiry

Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Consultations

The ABA Standing Committee on Client Protection offers on-site consultations to examine the structure, operations and procedures of a jurisdiction’s lawyers’ fund for client protection. At the conclusion of its study, the consultation team reports its findings and recommendations on a confidential basis with the highest court in the jurisdiction, the state bar association or the fund’s trustees. Follow-up assistance is available to help implement the recommendations contained in the report. Send inquiry

Policy Implementation Committee

The Committee offers a variety of assistance, depending on a jurisdiction's needs, including on-site meetings; drafting or review of proposed rules; access to a national clearinghouse of information on implementation efforts; tracking of state and federal contacts and efforts to implement ABA policies; and providing resources, expertise and speakers for conferences and other programs. The Committee works with many state high court justices and staff counsel on the implementation initiatives.  Send inquiry  

National Lawyer Regulatory Data Bank

The only national repository of information concerning public regulatory actions and reinstatements throughout the United States. Bulk and individual name searches are available for a fee. Learn more