About the Committee
The Committee provides a forum for all international lawyers who are interested in discussing and debating issues affecting the practice of law. In today's world a lawyer may face conflicting duties and the application of professional standards may be far from apparent. The Committee focuses on developments of international significance and seeks active collaboration with other committees and constituents in providing programmes at the IBA conferences.
The Committee works closely with the IBA Standing Committee on Professional Ethics which is concerned with the maintenance and periodical reform of the International Code of Ethics.
The Committee seeks to facilitate relevant networking and information/experience sharing opportunities and encompasses the social and collegial interests of both members and potential members with other regional fora, the Corporate Counsel Forum and the Young Lawyers Committee and all LPD committees in general.
Professional Ethics Symposium: a taste of what to expect in Milan 2022
22 Sep 2021
Global Professional Ethics Summit - The Crossroad between ethics and new technologies
16 Jun - 17 Jun 2022
IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022
30 Oct - 04 Nov 2022
IBA Annual Conference 2023
29 Oct - 03 Nov 2023
The ethics of new technologies in the legal profession- July 2020
A right to call my lawyer’s chatbot- July 2020
Networks’ competitive advantages in the time of Covid-19-July 2020
With the current trend of digitalisation of the legal profession, where the use of cloud computing prevails, lawyers must navigate and uphold their duty of professional secrecy based on soft law recommendations.
On top of so many other areas of human activity, as reported in numerous media sources, the global health crisis caused by Covid-19 has heightened the visibility of whistleblowers, retaliation against them and enduring gaps in legal protection.
Subcommittees and other groups
The Professional Ethics Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.
- Professional Ethics Committee Advisory Board