Committee on Ethics and Professionalism

The Committee on Ethics and Professionalism's mission is to enhance the level of professionalism among lawyers and judges by 1) encouraging, recommending and providing assistance to other committees in the development and coordination of professionalism initiates; 2) encouraging and providing assistance through continuing legal education programs and reports to improve professionalism; 3) educating members of the legal profession and the public about development of ethics and professionalism issues; and 4) identifying, evaluating and reporting on trends and developments affecting ethics rule changes and lawyer professionalism.

The Ethics and Professionalism Committee is co-chaired by Anthony J. Harwood, Larchmont tony.harwood@aharwoodlaw.com and James M. Wicks, Farrell Fritz, Uniondale jwicks@farrellfritz.com.

Committee Activities

  • Report on federal judicial discipline (in collaboration with Federal Judiciary Committee and Civil Prosecutions Committee
  • Legislative proposal on unauthorized practice of law (in collaboration with ABCNY Ethics Committee
  • Model language re electronic document preservation for attorney retainer letters (in collaboration with Corporate Litigation Counsel Committee and Ethics & Professionalism Committee)

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