IILP Urges ABA to Promote Diversity within the Model Rules of Professional Conduct

IILP Urges ABA to Promote Diversity within the Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Should promoting diversity in the legal profession be a part of a lawyer’s ethical and professional responsibility? One advocacy group seems to think so. The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP) is urging the ABA to incorporate a section about diversity and inclusion in its Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The IILP’s letter to ABA president, Laurel Bellows, states “given the importance of our justice system, and the roles and responsibilities that lawyers and judges bear, it is critical for our profession to affirmatively address diversity in the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.”

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