ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 Proposals and Other Resources Available to Media
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 25, 2011 – The American Bar Association Commission on Ethics 20/20 has released for comment initial proposals suggesting amendments to several association policies and to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, as the commission reviews the U.S. system of lawyer regulation in the context of advances in technology and global legal practice developments.
Proposed amendments now available for comment relate to the following issues:
- The growing number of lawyers and law firms that outsource legal and nonlegal work, both domestically and internationally;
- Lawyers’ growing use of technology, especially technology that stores or transmits confidential information; and
- Foreign lawyers providing legal services in the United States.
Information about the Commission on Ethics 20/20, its mission and its work are available here.
- 30 -