20/20 Vision for 2020 Ethics

Pace Law School hosts the annual Blank Lecture featuring Justice Elizabeth Lacy, Senior Justice on the Virginia Supreme Court, on bringing the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct into the 21st century.

Legal EthicsThe legal profession has changed rapidly over the past three decades with the introduction of the Internet and social networking, and other advances in technology. Yet the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys has been updated only twice since its creation in 1983. With this in mind, in 2009, then-ABA President Carolyn B. Lamm convened the Commission on Ethics 20/20 to bring the Model Rules into the 21st century.

Justice Elizabeth Lacy, Senior Justice on the Virginia Supreme Court and a member of the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, will lay out the key issues being discussed by the Commission, and how potential changes could impact lawyers, when she delivers the 21st annual Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Legal Ethics at 3:00 p.m. on November 10 in the Robert B. Fleming Moot Courtroom at the Pace Law School. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a live webcast available at law.pace.edu.

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