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Ethical Duty To Investigate Your Client?, Peter A. Joy Oct 2021

Ethical Duty To Investigate Your Client?, Peter A. Joy

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics

Lawyers have been implicated in corporate scandals and other client crimes or frauds all too often, and the complicity of some lawyers is troubling both to the public and to members of the legal profession. This is especially true when the crime involved is money laundering. As a response to attorney involvement in crimes or frauds, some legal commentators have called for changes to the ethics rules to require lawyers to investigate their clients and client transactions under some circumstances rather than remaining “consciously” or “willfully” blind to what may be illegal or fraudulent conduct. The commentators argue that such …


The Relevance Of Fatf’S Recommendations And Fourth Round Of Mutual Evaluations To The Legal Profession, Laurel S. Terry, José Carlos Llerena Robles Dec 2017

The Relevance Of Fatf’S Recommendations And Fourth Round Of Mutual Evaluations To The Legal Profession, Laurel S. Terry, José Carlos Llerena Robles

Laurel S. Terry

More than two hundred countries in the world have agreed to abide by the anti-money laundering (“AML”) recommendations developed by the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”), which is an intergovernmental organization. This Article focuses on the potential impact on the legal profession of FATF’s fourth round of mutual evaluations. During these mutual evaluations, which currently are underway, FATF-affiliated countries examine each other’s compliance with the FATF Recommendations and recommend follow-up action. This Article first presents the legal profession-related results from the completed Mutual Evaluation Reports, including case studies from Australia, Canada, and the United States regarding legal profession preparation for …


Lawyer Regulation, Aml, And Fatf's Mutual Evaluations, Laurel S. Terry, José Carlos Llerena Robles Nov 2017

Lawyer Regulation, Aml, And Fatf's Mutual Evaluations, Laurel S. Terry, José Carlos Llerena Robles

Laurel S. Terry

These presentation slides were used at the December 2017 Fordham Regulation of Legal and Judicial Services Conference andwill be the basis for our forthcoming article in Volume 41 of the Fordham J. of International Law, entitled "The Relevance of FATF's Recommendations and the 4th Round of Mutual Evaluations to the Legal Profession."These slides focus on FATF’s 4th round of “Mutual Evaluations, which currently are underway.  During these mutual evaluations, FATF-affiliated countries examine each other’s compliance with the FATF Recommendations and recommend follow-up action for those countries whose lawyer regulation or implementation is not in compliance.  
 
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The Fatf’S 4th Mutual Evaluations, The U.S., & Lawyers (2016 Ilec Slides; See Also Cited 2015 & 2010 Articles), Laurel S. Terry Dec 2015

The Fatf’S 4th Mutual Evaluations, The U.S., & Lawyers (2016 Ilec Slides; See Also Cited 2015 & 2010 Articles), Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

These slides build on work found in my 2015 and 2010 FATF - legal profession law review articles. These slides were presented at the July 2016 International Legal Ethics Conference in New York City. I participated in a panel that focused on the impact of the Financial Action Task Force or FATF on the legal profession. Other panelists spoke about the 60 Minutes show Anonymous, Inc., FATF’s Mutual Evaluation of Canada and the Attorney General of Canada v. Federation of Law Societies of Canada case in which the Canadian Supreme Court struck down portions of an anti-money laundering law intruding …


Transnational Legal Practice (International)[2010-2012], Laurel S. Terry Dec 2012

Transnational Legal Practice (International)[2010-2012], Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

This article covers three years of Transnational Legal Practice developments outside of the US. (It is the companion piece to 47 Int'l Law. 499 (2013) which discusses US developments.) This article discusses the approval of an Alternative Business Structure licensing system by the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority and its subsequent issuance of ABS licenses. The second section reviews the emergence of the “Troika” as a new regulatory influence in Europe, citing as an example the joint ABA-CCBE letter to the IMF. (The Troika refers to the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission.) The third section …


An American Prosecutor's View Of Romanian Criminal Justice, James A. Goldston Jan 1997

An American Prosecutor's View Of Romanian Criminal Justice, James A. Goldston

Touro Law Review

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