The Center for Professional Responsibility advances the public interest by promoting and encouraging high ethical conduct and professionalism by lawyers and judges. The Center provides leadership and guidance to the legal profession and the judiciary by developing, interpreting and promoting the implementation of policies and standards that govern the conduct and regulation of lawyers and judges, including examining the challenges and opportunities of today's global legal environment, and by producing scholarly and other resources. These efforts seek to assure that lawyers and judges perform their duties in a manner that advances respect for the rule of law, the legal process, the legal profession and the judiciary.
National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
Professor Clark Cunningham
The National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism was established in 2005 as a consortium of the following five nationally-recognized centers on ethics and professionalism:
Since that time, the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and the Center on the Global Legal Profession at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University-Bloomington have joined the NIFTEP consortium.
NIFTEP conducts bi-annual workshops that bring together leading academics and practitioners involved in teaching legal ethics and promoting professionalism. Other NIFTEP projects include the International Forum on Teaching Legal Ethics and Professionalism, a user-driven online community and resource library for ethics teachers, scholars, and practitioners worldwide.
The National Legal Mentoring Consortium consists of administrators and contributors of mentoring programs sponsored by law schools, bar associations, state supreme courts, law firms, and other organizations. The Consortium also serves as a resource for legal professionals aspiring to develop and implement a mentoring program. The purposes of the National Legal Mentoring Consortium are to encourage mentoring in the legal profession;
to provide a venue for the exchange of ideas related to mentoring in the legal profession;
and to provide resources to aid in the successful creation and operation of mentoring initiatives within law firms, bar organizations, law schools, courts, and other entities within the legal profession.