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The Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law (JIPL) was created by an Administrative Order of the Chief Judge dated March 3, 1999, following the issuance of the 1995 Report of the Committee on the Profession and the Courts, to “promote awareness and adherence to professional values and ethical behavior by lawyers in New York State.” 

As members of the bar, lawyers must remain true to the enduring values that have made the legal profession a positive force for public good throughout our nation’s history. The broad mandate of the Institute requires examination and studied consideration of the challenges to lawyer independence and professionalism, both in practice and in legal education.

The Institute has pursued its mandate by studying the influences, pressures and challenges to professionalism in different practice contexts and in legal education.

The proceedings from all of the Institute’s Convocations are contained in journals in the Institute’s Library.



  • Chief Judge Wilson appoints new members to the Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law: Staci Dennis-Taylor, Nicole Hyland, Jens David Ohlin, and William T. Russel, Jr.
  • Chief Judge Wilson appoints John H. Gross to serve as Chair of the Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law, and Hon. James M. Wicks as Vice-Chair
  • The JIPL mourns the loss of past member Stephen Weiner, Esq. (1933 - 2023)

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