The Future of Lawyer Regulation: Will Bar Organizations be Left Behind?
For nearly a century, the most common model for lawyer regulation has been the mandatory or unified bar. Bar associations, like other regulatory institutions, face mounting distrust and attacks, forcing leaders of such organizations to consider whether we can-or should-continue to operate in the same manner we have been. You’ll hear from four mandatory state bar organizations and the recent challenges to their existence. How are they responding? What is their likely fate? What does it mean for the rest of us? What will the new face of lawyer regulation look like? Will lawyers have a handle in shaping that new model?
- Trey Apffel, Executive Director State Bar of Texas
- John Phelps, Executive Director State Bar of Arizona
- Tony Weiler, Executive Director State Bar Association of North Dakota
- Leah Wilson, Executive Director The State Bar of California
Moderator: Helen Hierschbiel, Executive Director Oregon State Bar
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