Voluntary Good Practices Guidelines

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Voluntary Good Practices Guidance to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing The Voluntary Good Practices Guidance for Lawyers to Detect and Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (the “Voluntary Guidance”) has been developed by the ABA Task Force on Gatekeeper Regulation in the Profession, working with other state and local bar associations, including with members of the Delaware State Bar Association, and specialty bar organizations. The genesis of the work of the ABA Task Force was a serious concern that mandatory gatekeeper requirements being promoted through federal legislation and potential regulations would significantly affect confidential attorney/client relationships and privilege. The Delaware State Bar Association supports this initiative and the Voluntary Guidance. Below are links to two publications from the ABA Task Force for more information. Voluntary Good Practices Guidance for Lawyers to Detect and Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing FAQs on the Gatekeeper Initiative and Voluntary Good Practices Guidance The DSBA has endorsed the Voluntary Good Guidance and has embarked on a series of efforts to promote it to all Delaware attorneys. We take seriously these efforts to help combat criminal activity in ways that are consistent with our duties to our clients, the courts and the profession.