Jan L. Jacobowitz is a Lecturer in Law and Director of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) at the University of Miami’s School of Law. Under Jan’s direction, PREP was a 2012 recipient of the ABA’s E. Smythe Gambrell Award---the leading national award for a professionalism program.
She is the co-author of Legal Ethics and Social Media—A Practitioner’s Handbook. Jan is the president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) and the co-chair of APRL’s Future of Lawyering Committee. She also service as an Ethics Commissioner on the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and the Public Trust.
Prior to devoting herself to legal education, Jan practiced law for over twenty years. She began her career as a Legal Aid attorney in the District of Columbia; prosecuted Nazi war criminals at the Office of Special Investigations of the U.S. Department of Justice; was in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Miami; and served as in-house counsel for a large Miami based corporation. She is a member of the D.C., Florida, and California Bars and maintains an ethics consulting practice.
This podcast will explore the changes that have been adopted in some states, as well as those being contemplated in other jurisdictions around the country, to legal ethics rules and other regulations in an attempt to expand the legal profession&rsquo...