Ethics goes inside

More lawyers than ever, within law firms, are performing ethics and risk management reviews both for their own law firms as well as for corporate clients.  This has become a major practice area for lawyers.

Initially, law firms looked to "second career" lawyers, that is lawyers who wanted to continue to practice within their law firm but also wanted to focus more on family matters with reduced work hours, which took them off of the partner track. Their initial focus was on the ethics and risk management issues within the law firm.  But, now, law firms are staffing this function with not only partners and associates but also increased staff to support the growing demand in this field by both the law firm and the corporate clients of the law firm.

The Business Law Section of the ABA has recognized this and created a special project to address the needs of this segment of the Bar.


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