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Professional Responsibility Resource Guide: Be Prepared to Practice Responsibly: Professionalism - Meaning & Guides

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Professionalism as a Licensed Attorney

American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility provides national leadership in developing and interpreting standards and scholarly resources in legal and judicial ethics, professional regulation, professionalism and client protections.

The New York State Bar Association provides resources and support for attorneys in complying with the Professional Standards for Attorneys in New York State.

Both the ABA and NYSBA provide resources for new attorneys.

Professionalism as a Law Student

"an approved law school ... must provide an educational program that ensures that its graduates understand their ethical responsibilities as representatives of clients, officers of the courts, and public citizens responsible for the quality and availability of justice..." - preamble to the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools 2011-2012

The ABA section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar publishes the Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools annually.  The preamble to the Standards explains why professional responsibility begins in law school.  The standards are founded primarily on the fact that law schools are the gateway to the legal profession.  Law schools should continuously seek to promote high standards of professional competence, responsibility and conduct and must provide an educational program that ensures that its graduates understand their ethical responsibilities as representatives of clients, officers of the court, and public citizens responsible for the quality and availability of justice.

Touro Law Center Student Handbook

Addressing Law Student Dishonesty: The View of One Bar Admissions Official [article]
South Texas Law Review Volume 45
45 S. Tex. L. Rev. 1009 (2003-2004)
Vaughan, Julia E.