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ANALYSIS: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for...Regulation?

June 21, 2022, 9:00 AM

Lawyer regulation was back on the summer menu at the ABA’s annual legal ethics conference in the beginning of June, following a steady diet of #MeToo- and pandemic-related issues for the past few years.

Regulation is omnipresent in lawyers’ lives, so it makes sense that it’s a popular topic of discussion. But what jumped out at me was that it was featured in four of the conference’s 10 breakout sessions over a two-day period.

The sheer number of panels on the topic—after a relative scarcity in recent years—appears to signal that the legal profession is ready to revisit some long-familiar ...