Arthur Garwin

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Art Garwin served as Director of the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility from 2013-2016. His responsibilities included management and coordination of the efforts of staff and entities including five ABA Standing Committees (Ethics, Professionalism, Professional Regulation, Client Protection, and Specialization), the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, the Center’s Coordinating Council and other Center working committees. 


Art joined the ABA and the Center in 1990 and managed the production of the ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility for 20 years.  He also served as Staff Counsel to the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education, ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, ABA Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice and ABA Task Force on the Model Definition of the Practice of Law.  


He also served as editor of The Professional Lawyer and Journal for 20 years, and wrote numerous articles on professional responsibility for the ABA Journal, and a chapter on Confidentiality and Its Relationship to the Attorney-Client Privilege in the ABA book, The Attorney-Client Privilege in Civil Litigation.  He is the author of The Paralegal’s Guide to Professional Responsibility, co-author and editor of the Annotated Model Code of Judicial Conduct, editor of A Legislative History of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 1982-2013 and co-editor of the first edition of the Annotated Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions. 


He is a member of the ABA Standing Committee on CLE, the Chicago Council of the American Writers Museum, and the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Center for Professional Responsibility at the University of Akron School of Law.  He has B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.  He practiced law for 15 years before joining the ABA in 1990.      




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