For many years, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Professionalism has sought to improve the legal profession by promoting greater competence, civility, and a higher level of ethical conduct — a mission that aligns with work of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.
Aside from sharing a common end goal, the two organizations also look to Jayne Reardon as their leader.
Recently, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism Executive Director, Jayne Reardon, was reappointed to serve as Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism.
This will be Jayne’s second consecutive year in this role with the committee. Her new one-year term will begin following the 2016 American Bar Association Annual Meeting in August.
The 2016-2017 Standing Committee on Professionalism roster will include the following members:
Josh Camson, Washington, PA
Dolores Dorsainvil, Washington, DC
Daisy Hurst Floyd, Macon, GA
Benjamin K. Grimes, Fort Belvoir, VA
Katayoun M. Goshtasbi, San Diego, CA Kevin Martingayle, Virginia Beach, VA
Neal Sonnett, Miami, FL
Amy Timmer, Lansing, MI
E. Fitzgerald Parnell III, Charlotte, NC
Jan L. Jacobowitz, Coral Gables, FL
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
Lawrence A. Goldman, Newark, NJ
Business Law Section
William D. Slease, Albuquerque, NM
National Organization of Bar Counsel
Perrin Rynders, Grand Rapids, MI
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Paul A. Haskins, Lead Counsel
Together, they will address issues of great importance to lawyers and the public.
With a special responsibility to the quality of justice, the Standing Committee on Professionalism will continue working to reconnect the profession to its service ethic and sense of integrity, ensuring greater confidence in our legal system and advancing the rule of law.