American Bar Association Model Rule 8.4(g) defines professional misconduct in relevant part as “conduct that the lawyer knows or reasonably should know is harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or socioeconomic status in conduct related to the practice of law.” Because the 8.4(g) professional misconduct definition is broad and applies to a wide swath of undefined activity, the model rule has prompted spirited debate in light of the serious competing interests implicated.
Join us for a discussion of contrasting views from Professor Josh Blackman and Mr. Robert Weiner.
-- Josh Blackman, Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston
-- Robert Weiner, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
-- Moderator: Kim Colby, Director of the Center of Law and Religious Freedom, Christian Legal Society