A Message from the President

Welcome to the International Association of Legal Ethics

[Note: A Message from the current IAOLE President Yasutomo [Tomo] Morigiwa is forthcoming. This is a message from former IAOLE President (and current judge) Alice Woolley.]

Since 2010, IAOLE has been and continues to be, dedicated to promoting teaching, research, vocational training programs, and policy initiatives concerning legal ethics throughout the world.

As an international association we aim to provide opportunities for legal scholars, and others, to come together to share and compare experiences, develop knowledge and understanding of legal ethics and to create new networks that may assist with promoting greater awareness of the contribution of ethics in the field of law and legal practice. We encourage the growth of ethical awareness amongst law students, their teachers, legal researchers and practitioners – as well as judges, legal practitioners and regulators – across jurisdictions and disciplines associated with legal work, and recognise that the development of future ethical leaders in legal and other professions will be assisted by formal and informal interactions, often developed through ad-hoc relationships and networking opportunities arising out of national, regional and international conferences and colloquia.

The pages that follow explain our committee structure and specialist activities, how you can become a member, our international and regional conferences such as the biennial International Legal Ethics Conference (ILEC) and Australia New Zealand Legal Ethics Colloquia (ANZLEC) series, as well as resources that we hope will assist you and others with furthering the objectives of our association.

I invite you to join us and become part of the journey.

We sincerely hope that you find the information on our website of interest. We welcome your comments and suggestions, and also information about relevant activities, which may be sent to: lterry@psu.edu.

We look forward to seeing you at ILEC 2018 in Melbourne (http://law.unimelb.edu.au/ilec2018).

Alice Woolley

President, IAOLE