The ABA's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility develops model national ethics standards for lawyers and the judiciary and drafts ABA Formal Ethics Opinions interpreting and applying those standards.
The Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability compiles and provides information on legal malpractice claim statistics, insurance for lawyers, and malpractice prevention tips.
The Discipline Committee is the entity in the ABA responsible for “developing, promoting, coordinating, and strengthening professional disciplinary and regulatory programs and procedures throughout the nation, including developing and promoting ABA activities relating to professional discipline, model rules for disciplinary enforcement and standards for the imposition of sanctions.”
The ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism encourages, recommends and provides assistance to ABA entities in the development and coordination of professionalism initiatives; encourage and provides assistance to state and local bar associations, the judiciary, the law schools, and the legal community in their efforts to improve lawyer professionalism and competence; educates members of the legal profession, the judiciary, the law school community and the public about professionalism, competence and advertising issues; and evaluates and reports on trends and developments impacting lawyer professionalism, competence and advertising and recommend initiatives and policies to address them.
Created by then ABA President Carolyn B. Lamm in 2009, the Commission performed a thorough review of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the U.S. system of lawyer regulation in the context of advances in technology and global legal practice developments.
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism promotes a culture of civility and inclusion, in which Illinois lawyers and judges embody the ideals of the legal profession in service to the administration of justice in a democratic society
Book, authored by Katerina P. Lewinbuk