Sponsored by the Greater Washington Area Chapter (GWAC) of the National Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Division
Cosponsored by the ABA Commission on Disability Rights, ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA); National Bar Association (NBA); and Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBADC)
The Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA) is proud to co-sponsor an upcoming seminar "ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g): A Harassment and Discrimination Update" at the District of Columbia Judicial and Bar Conference. This year, the conference focuses on "Justice for All? Bias and Discrimination in the 21st Century."
In August 2016, the ABA adopted Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g), which provides that it is professional misconduct for a lawyer to “engage in conduct that the lawyer knows or reasonably should know is harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or socioeconomic status in conduct related to the practice of law.” This program will examine existing D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4(d) and Comment  and 9.1, compare and contrast the D.C. Rules with ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) and comments, discuss the reasons behind the ABA revisions to Rule 8.4, and consider the impact on the bench, the bar, and the profession.
- Courtenay R. Dunn, Member, Greater Washington Area Chapter (“GWAC”) of the National Bar Association's Women Lawyers Division, moderator
- Kristen Galles, Civil Rights Attorney, speaker
- Erika L. Stillabower, Senior Legal Ethics Counsel, District of Columbia Bar, speaker
To register for the seminar please visit: http://www.dcbar.org/marketplace/event-details.cfm?productCD=17JBC8&type=event.
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