APRL’s Next Meeting

Semi-annual Meetings

APRL members meet semi-annually to discuss recent developments in professional responsibility and to catch up on friendships developed over the years. These semi-annual meetings are typically held in the same location as the ABA’s Annual Meeting in August and Mid-year Meeting in February of each year. During 2017, APRL will meet in Miami Beach in February and will meet  in August in New York City.

International Meetings

In addition to the semi-annual meetings, every several years APRL holds an international professional responsibility conference. Past international conferences have been held in Paris (1996 and 2016), Shanghai (2000), Cambridge, UK (2000), Florence (2003), Amsterdam (2008) and Istanbul (2012). These conferences provide APRL members with an opportunity to meet with and explore common ground with lawyers from other nations interested in the legal ethics and professional responsibility fields.



Mid-year Meeting: February 2-4, 2017, Miami Beach, Florida

View the brochure: aprl-program-schedule-miami-feb-2017-2016-11-30

Registration now open!

Miami Beach February 2-4 2017

The future of lawyering explained on Friday morning! Art Lachman and Jan Jacobowitz will start with two All-Star panels.  Following up on a San Francisco program that left many wondering what is actually happening, the first will discuss the rise of alternative legal services and why they are increasing competition for lawyers.  The second will discuss regulatory barriers for lawyers in competing with the alternative providers.

Emoluments anyone? You have undoubtedly read and heard many comments from Richard Painter, George W. Bush’s ethics advisor and longtime APRL friend, on the President Elect’s conflict of interest and ethics issues.  So two weeks after the Inauguration, Professor Painter will be our luncheon speaker on Friday: “Emoluments, Conflicts of Interest, ‘Blind Trusts,’ Disclosure, and Transparency: Issues for the Trump Administration.”

Want to know more? The full program brochure and schedule available here:


APRL will be right on the beach at the 4 star Loews Miami Beach, just updated. https://www.loewshotels.com/miami-beach (details below).


Registration for members is $225 ($250 for non-members), with Friday night dinner outside on the St. Moritz Lawn at $90.   The Thursday evening reception will be on the Conference Terrace.


But you don’t want to miss this meeting (full schedule attached ). 

The special hotel rate of $289  is available from February 1 to 5, and that rate is also available for 3 days before and 3 days after conference for those who want some extra time in the sun.  The room block closes on January 10, 2017. 

You can make your reservations with the following link, or use the phone information below.  


For members who want to call the hotel, call the Loews Reservation Center, 888-879-0462 or 615-340-5778.  

Group name: Midyear Meeting of the APRL

Group Code: APR021


Annual Meeting: August 10-12, 2017, New York, New York


Details on the New York meeting will be available in early 2017.

For meetings beyond 2017 see Calendar of Upcoming Meetings.