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Gamble or Game Plan? – Register HERE for the January 24-26 MidYear Meeting

Query: Would you rather randomly gamble on the future of the legal profession or develop a game plan to deal with challenges that confront the profession in the digital age?

Hands down, APRL has opted for a game plan! APRL’s Future of Lawyering Committee is currently developing the blue prints to share with everyone at the Las Vegas meeting.

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers Applauds ABA’s Changes to Lawyer Advertising Rules

Press Release

CHICAGO (August 8, 2018) The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) is pleased to report that the American Bar Association (ABA) on Monday, August 6, 2018 adopted amendments to the lawyer advertising rules in the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The new rules arose from APRL’s efforts and its 2015 Report of the APRL Regulation of Lawyer Advertising Committee.   These newest changes will now be considered by many jurisdictions as replacements for their existing rules regulating lawyer advertising.

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Advertising Rule Changes Go Before ABA House in Chicago in August

APRL began its efforts to change the ABA Model Rules on advertising over 4 years ago, issuing two detailed reports, and presetting APRL’s views in many arenas.  The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has now issued FINAL DAR Resolution and Report Advertising Report as Amended by Rules a…  proposing changes to the Model Rules on advertising.  That Report comes before the ABA House of Delegates for vote this August 5-6 in Chicago..

APRL asks that you urge adoption of the Report, contact delegates and ABA representatives that you know and help usher lawyer advertising into the 21st century.  For more information, please contact any member of the advertising subcommittee, chaired by Mark Tuft, and including Lynda Shely, Art Lachman, Peter Jarvis, Bruce Johnson, Jim McCauley, Jan Jacobowitz and George Clark.

Here’s a short summary of the changes: 2018 ABA Advertising Rule Summary

Mark Harrison Honored by Teach for America Phoenix

Congratulations to APRL member Mark Harrison, who was recently honored as a founding “Emeritus Board Inductee” member for Teach for America (TFA) Phoenix at its 2018 Celebration Dinner, along with two others.

“Knowing that we would not be where we are today without a history of champions in the community, we are pleased to announce the founding class of our Emeritus Board,” said Katie Tennessen Hooten, executive director of TFA Phoenix.  “We honor these individuals for their decades of support, advocacy, and life-long commitment to achieving educational equity here in Arizona.” Harrison chaired the first board of Teach for America – Phoenix from 1994 to 1996 after his daughter, Jill, had served as a Teach for America corps member in southern Louisiana in 1991. “Seeing the special bond established between Jill and her students inspired him to bring the TFA mission to Phoenix,” the TFA nomination noted.

Bruce Green – 2018 Michael Franck Award Recipient

APRL member Bruce Green, ethics lawyer and professor, is the 2018 Michael Franck Award recipient from the ABA Center on Professional Responsibility. Bruce is well known to APRL as a longtime member and contributor to all things APRL (the 2008 annual meeting at Fordham is just an example). As longtime APRL-ite Ellen Yaroshefsky at Cardozo School of Law wrote “Bruce Green has been one of the most significant voices in legal ethics in the last 30 years.” His numerous scholarly accomplishments include articles in law reviews, legal periodicals, books and other legal writings.  As a highly sought-after speaker, he has participated in hundreds of programs both nationally and internationally.

Bruce will receive the ABA Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award on May 31, 2018 during the 44th National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Louisville, KY, where he will also moderate a panel entitled Lies, Damned Lies and ‘Alternative’ Facts.