Professional Responsibility Committee

The Committee on Professional Responsibility evaluates the norms governing the conduct of lawyers and the patterns by which lawyers discharge their responsibility to their clients, the justice system, the public and to other lawyers. It considers, initiates, reviews and recommends measures designed to enforce or to modify those norms and patterns, including changes in the Code of Professional Responsibility, the Canons of Judicial Ethics, the Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement, and the lawyer regulatory functions of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board and the courts. The Committee will monitor, report and make recommendations or take such positions as may be warranted respecting evolving patterns designed to improve the quality of legal services, measures respecting the admission or regulation of lawyers to courts, agencies or fields of practice, and the ethical standards within which the legal profession is expected to function.

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Honorable Denis P. Cohen
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division
538 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 686-7340

W. Bourne Ruthrauff
Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC
1601 Market Street, 16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 567-2883

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