Related Organizations - State Commissions
Alabama Commission on Professionalism
415 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
Florida Center for Professionalism
The Florida Bar
651 E. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
The scope and function of the Standing Committee on Professionalism is to assist the Commission and Center in implementing programs, events, and activities to promote professionalism throughout the state.
Georgia's Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism
Suite 620, 104 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Avarita L. Hanson, Executive Director
The Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, the first body of its kind in the nation, was created in 1989 by the Georgia Supreme Court with the primary charge to enhance professionalism among Georgia's lawyers. In carrying out its charge, the Commission provides ongoing attention and assistance to the task of assuring that the practice of law remains a high calling, enlisted in the service of client and public good. Composed of representatives of the organized bar, practicing bar, judiciary, law schools and the public, the Commission serves as the institutional framework for sustaining an environment that fosters professionalism in the legal community. The Commission's work centers around (1) educational programming; (2) periodic recommendations to the State Bar, the judiciary, and the law schools in Georgia; and (3) coordination of professionalism activities of the organized bar, courts, law schools, and law firms.
Hawaii Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Two Prudential Plaza, Suite 1950
180 N. Stetson
Chicago, IL 60601
The Commission was created in 2006 to confront the concerns and further the aspirations of the profession. The primary charge for the Commission is to ensure that the practice of law in this state remains a high calling, enlisted in the service not only of the client, but of the public good as well.
Maryland Court Commission on Professionalism
361 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law
New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square
New Jersey, NJ 08901
Charles J. Hollenbeck, Executive Director
The New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law is a unique cooperative venture of the NJSBA, the state and federal judiciary, and New Jersey's three law schools. The Commission was formed in response to increasing displeasure within the bar about the future direction of the profession, and public criticism of lawyers and the legal system.
New Mexico Commission on Professionalism
5121 Masthead NE
Albuquerque, NM 87199-2860
The Commission on Professionalism supports and encourages lawyers to exercise the highest levels of professionalism.
New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law
25 Beaver St., Rm. 859-A
New York, NY 10004
In March 1999, the New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law was officially brought into existence by an Administrative Order of the Chief Judge. Louis A. Craco was named Chair. The Institute on Professionalism serves as a permanent commission dedicated to nurturing professionalism among the members of the legal profession. It supports the organized bar, law schools and other institutions in undertaking effective programs for the promotion of professional behavior, and stands as a permanent forum in which the various constituencies of the profession can convene regularly to study and speak to issues pertaining to ethics and professionalism. It is loosely modeled on existing judicial commissions in New York State that speak to issues affecting minorities, women and children. Though formed under the umbrella of the Unified Court System, these entities have a proven record of independent and effective operation.
North Carolina Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism
P. O. Box 2448
Raleigh, NC 27602-2448
The major responsibilities of the Commission include its primary charge: to enhance professionalism among North Carolina's lawyers. In carrying out this charge, the CJCP is required to provide ongoing attention and assistance to ensure the practice of law remains a high calling, dedicated to the service of clients and the public good.
Oregon Supreme Court Joint Bench, Bar Commission on Professionalism
South Carolina Chief Justice's Commission on the Profession
The Chief Justice's Commission on the Profession is created in recognition of the need for the emphasis upon and encouragement of professionalism in the practice of law.
Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism
65 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Lori Keating, Secretary
The purpose of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is to promote professionalism among attorneys admitted to practice law in Ohio, devoting its attention to the law as a profession and to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and honor among members of the profession.
Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
1414 Colorado Suite 600 A
Austin, TX 78701
The Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism is a 501(c)(3) public foundation organized for the purposes of promoting and enhancing ethics, professionalism and civility among the state's lawyers. It is a learning center, a resource center, and a mobilization center for the lawyers and people of Texas.