Identifies and examines ethical issues of significant importance with
special attention to whether appropriate legal safeguards are in place
to protect fundamental concerns for justice defined as due process and
Writes legal opinions and issues recommendations to the Court of
Ethics. Issues referral notices in matters found to be warranting
further consideration by Legal Observatory, Quality-of-Regulation
Institute, or Legal Advocacy Center.
Conducts research and publishes advisories on issue advocacy, including
identification of issues deserving more attention and areas where issue
advocacy could be more forcefully and effectively applied.
Aims to facilitate collaboration and promote high professional
standards among attorneys and jurists. Will maintain several Main Networks,
Support Networks, and Client Networks. Will offer free referral services,
secretarial and administrative support, legal publications, and
information products to its future members.