Wendy Wen Yun Chang Authors Daily Journal Article on Professional Conduct in the Legal Field

June 20, 2016

Wendy Wen Yun Chang, a Los Angeles-based partner in the Lawyers for the Profession® group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article "Lawyers lead change yet lag behind" published by the Daily Journal on June 17, 2016. 

The article discuses discrimination and harassment in the legal profession and how the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility seeks to lead a change by seeking an amendment to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 8.4 by adding a subsection (g), which would make harassment and discrimination in the profession an express ethical violation. The proposed new rule would make it professional misconduct for a lawyer to "(g) harass or discriminate 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. This Rule does not limit the ability of a lawyer to accept, decline, or withdraw from a representation in accordance with Rule 1.16."

To read the full article, "Lawyers lead change yet lag behind," visit the Daily Journal website. Please note a subscription is required. 

Wendy Wen Yun Chang represents lawyers in all types of complex matters that involve the practice of the law, including risk management counseling, ethics, crises management, fee-related issues, discipline defense, hotline counseling, and litigation defense. Ms. Chang is a member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. law firm with 450 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.