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The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 has undertaken a comprehensive review of the profession’s current ethics rules in light of major changes to the practice of law, including new technologies and the globalization of the delivery of legal services. This intensive review has taken more than three years and the first set of the Commission’s recommendations were adopted by the ABA in August 2012. It is anticipated that all of the Commission’s work will be submitted to the ABA by February 2013.

The Ethics 20/20 and Uncertain Times Symposium will not only assess the work of Ethics 20/20 – in terms of both process and substance – but will also examine the current landscape for the delivery of legal services in the United States and elsewhere. International and national experts in the professional responsibility field, including persons involved in the Ethics 20/20 Commission’s work, ABA staff counsel, and a diverse group of lawyers, in-house counsel, academics, and judges will present papers assessing the Commission’s work and examining related questions.

Symposium Chairs: Frank E. Quirk, Director and Jack P. Sahl, Faculty Director, The Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility


The Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility at The University of Akron School of Law is dedicated to enhancing public trust and confidence in the legal profession and the judicial system by:

  • Pursuing programs and academic endeavors to promote access to justice and to enhance ethical awareness and performance of attorneys, judges, law teachers and students;
  • Advocating the enhancement of professionalism of those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study the law;
  • Reaching out to other professions to identify and pursue areas of common professional interest; and
  • Examining, reporting on and suggesting improvements in the disciplinary systems for lawyers and judges.

Visit to learn more about The Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Center for Professional Responsibility.

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