PROFESSOR TERRY SPEAKS ABOUT RULE 5.5, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, AND COVID AT ABA VIRTUAL SESSION
March 2021 — Professor Laurel S. Terry recently served as one of three panelists on an ABA webinar entitled Remote Border Crossing: Covid 19, Changes in Lawyer Mobility, and International Trade in Legal Services. The live version was held March 24, 2021 and the recorded version will be available for three years on the ABA’s website.
The Remote Border Crossing webinar was sponsored by the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, the ABA Standing Committee on Professional Regulation, and the ABA Standing Committee on International Trade in Legal Services (ITILS). Professor Terry’s fellow panelists included David K.Y. Tang, who is the managing partner, Asia, of K&L Gates and a former Chair of the ABA ITILS Standing Committee and Jenny Mittleman, who is the Deputy Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia and a member of the ABA ITILS Standing Committee. The program was moderated by Darrell G. Mottley, who is an IP lawyer with Banner Witcoff, a past president of the D.C. Bar, and the current chair of the ABA ITILS Standing Committee.
Professor Terry was invited to participate in the Remote Border Crossing webinar because of her expertise in both legal ethics and the treatment of legal services in international trade agreements. Professor Terry is a member of the ABA ITILS Standing Committee and the International Bar Association’s ITILS Committee. The Remote Border Crossing program materials included the State Toolkit, which Professor Terry helped draft, the GATS Handbook, which Professor Terry authored for the International Bar Association, and a recent article Professor Terry wrote for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics about the global networks of lawyer regulation stakeholders. The recorded session of the Remote Border Crossing webinar is available in the ABA store for free to ABA members and is worth 1-1.5 ethics credits.
Professor Laurel Terry, who holds the H. Laddie Montague, Jr. Chair in Law, is a three-time Fulbright recipient who writes and teaches about the impact of globalization on the legal profession, especially with respect to regulatory issues. Her scholarship has identified emerging issues for the legal profession and urged stakeholder engagement, new initiatives, and regulatory reform. In addition to speaking at academic and professional conferences, she has been invited to speak about her scholarship to has been invited to speak about her scholarship to organizations that include the Conference of Chief Justices, the National Conference of Bar Examiners, the National Organization of Bar Counsel, the National Conference of Bar Presidents, the CCBE, which represents EU’s legal profession and legal regulators, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, the International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives, the International Bar Association, and the International Conference of Legal Regulators.