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Who’s on the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 Working Group on the Implications of New Technologies Seeking to Regulate the Internet?

The first thing that occurred to me is who are these people who are looking at whether to issue special rules for lawyer behavior on the Internet?  Here is the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 Working Group on the Implications of New Technologies as well as links to their web sites.

About ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20

Commission Co-Chairs:

Jamie S. Gorelick
Michael Traynor, Cobalt, LLP

Commission Members:

Stephen Gillers
Jeffrey B. Golden
George W. Jones, Jr.
Hon. Elizabeth B. Lacy
James A. Miller
Hon. Kathryn A. Oberly
Roberta Cooper Ramo
Herman J. Russomanno
Theodore J. Schneyer
Carole B. Silver
Frederic S. Ury
Hon. Gerald W. VandeWalle
Hon Diane P. Wood

Liaisons Appointed to the Commission by the ABA President:

Donald B. Hilliker
Steven C. Krane
Robert E. Lutz
Philip H. Schaefer

Commission Reporters

Andrew M. Perlman

Commission Counsel

Ellyn S. Rosen


Contact the Commission:

American Bar Association
Commission on Ethics 20/20
321 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654-7598
E-mail: ethics2020@staff.abanet.org
Phone: (312) 988-5319 or
(312) 988-5328
Fax: (312) 988-5280

Ellyn S. Rosen
Commission Counsel
E-mail: rosene@staff.abanet.org
Phone: (312) 988-5311

Natalia Vera
Senior Research Paralegal
E-mail: veran@staff.abanet.org
Phone: (312) 988-5328

Kimley Grant
Regulation Paralegal
E-mail: grantk@staff.abanet.org
Phone: (312) 988-5319

Comments

Carolyn Elefant

I made this same point in my presentation at MyShingle.com - those making the rules aren't playing the game. Of those you listed, only one has a (personal) FB page, none are on Twitter and only one or two blog at a site set up by someone else (Prof. S. Gillers once admitted in an interview at MyShingle http://myshingle.com/2008/07/articles/books/a-solo-blast-from-the-past-professor-stephen-gillers-and-id-rather-do-it-myself/ (Q.15) that he does not read blogs unless he sees that he is mentioned in one.
Let's just say that this may be an uphill battle.

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