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.
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.