Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The John Marshall Law School
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
New ABA Ethics Opinion about law firms' ethics counsel
A new American Bar Association ethics opinion issued today explores the growing trend of law firms to designate a member or a committee as an ethics consultant for members of the firm, and discusses how lawyers may resolve conflicts between their confidentiality obligations and their potential obligation to report lawyer misconduct. This press release provides a summary of the opinion. The full text of the opinion is available here.