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“The ABA Ethics 20/20 Commission: What Changed, and What Didn’t in the Model Rules.”
W. Bradley Wendel, Professor of Law Cornell Law School
Friday, March 21, 2014
11:30 - 12:00 PM – Registration & Casual Lunch Buffet
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Presentation
1:00 – 1:30 PM – Q&A
Attendees will be eligible to receive 1.5 hours of New York and/or Illinois CLE credit in Ethics
Locke Lord LLP
111 South Wacker Drive (41st Floor)
Chicago, IL 60606
Cost: Free, however your committed reservation is required.
RSVP on-line or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at 607.255.5251 by Friday, March 14th.
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A special thanks to J. Brett Pritchard, JD ’90 and Locke Lord LLP for sponsoring this event!
In 2009 the ABA created the Commission on Ethics 20/20 to consider changes to the Model Rules in light of changes in technology and the globalization of the provision of legal services. The Ethics 20/20 Commission did a lot of considering, but not a lot of changing. It proposed two packages of rule amendments, one of which was adopted in August 2012 and the second in February of 2013. This CLE provides an overview of the 20/20 Commission’s process, the issues it considered, and the amendments to the Model Rules that passed the House of Delegates. It will also consider some of the issues avoided by the ABA and what they reveal about the current state of the law governing lawyers. (Professor Wendel was involved as a Reporter to one of the working groups created by the 20/20 Commission.)