Friday, July 18, 2014
Professor Myles V. Lynk, the Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession, has been named to Chair the American Bar Association's ("ABA") Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility ("the Ethics Committee"). The Ethics Committee includes members from the practicing bar, the judiciary and academia. Since 1908 the Ethics Committee has been responsible for the development of model national ethics standards for lawyers and the judiciary, and the drafting of ABA Formal Ethics Opinions interpreting and applying those standards. Today these national ethics standards are embodied in the Committee's Model Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers and the revised Model Code of Judicial Conduct for the judiciary. The Committee also provides consultation to other ABA entities, state and local bar associations, law school communities, the legal news media and the public, on matters of emerging interest in the area of legal and judicial ethics. and it continues to draft and publish the ABA's Formal Ethics Opinions. Professor Lynk is the Immediate Past Chair of the ABA's Standing Committee on Professional Discipline and currently chairs the ABA's Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities. Professor Lynk has just returned to ASU after six months at the University of Cambridge in England, where he was a Visitor in the Faculty of Law and a Visiting Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge. While at Cambridge he conducted research on changes in how the legal profession is regulated in the UK in light of recent legislation, compared to how it is regulated in the US. Professor Lynk teaches in the areas of legal ethics, civil procedure and business organizations.
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