APRL’s Next Meeting


March 4-6, 2021 – Mid-Year Virtual Meeting

Registration is now open for APRL’s Mid-Year Virtual Meeting- March 4-6, 2021.


Something Borrowed.  Don’t be Blue.  We’ll have some sessions like old and some sessions like new.

While we still cannot safely come together in person as we might have hoped, APRL, like each of you, perseveres and we are excited about the ground we will cover together online at our 2021 mid-year meeting.  We will revisit the topic of marketing yourself as a professional responsibility lawyer that our organization first tackled three decades ago.  We will shed more light on issues facing lawyers who represent lawyers facing issues of impairment and disability.  We will discuss growing risks for lawyers arising from liability to third parties.  We will have our traditional open forum for discussion of issues in disciplinary defense.  As with 2020 Annual Meeting, we will also have a Virtual Happy Hour.

But we will also try quite a few new things.  We will have a session that will blend a debate format with an effort to create a “listserv” discussion in real time and, sprinkled throughout the meeting, we will have seven bite-sized presentations.  These focused, rapid, ethics discussions  — “Fred” talks – will cover a variety of interesting issues in the world of legal ethics.

All of this will be available for the low price of $35 for APRL members and $50 for others.  Please make every effort to attend.


APRL Meetings

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.

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.