Immediately prior to joining the full-time Law Center faculty in 2007, Professor Sirota was an attorney for the Professional Responsibility Advisory Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she advised and trained lawyers on professional responsibility issues in criminal and civil matters. She also taught Professional Responsibility as an adjunct faculty member.

Previously, Professor Sirota was Counsel for Ethics and Administration for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice.  Before joining the government, she was a partner at Baach Robinson & Lewis, where she practiced civil litigation.  Professor Sirota also served for six years as an appointed hearing committee member for the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility.

Professor Sirota currently serves as Ethics Counsel to the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project. She is also a member of the DCVLP Advisory Council.


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Rima Sirota, Breaking the Rules, Prompt (In Limine Special Issue)(forthcoming). [Gtown Law] [SSRN]
Rima Sirota, Mandatory Anti-Bias CLE: A Serious Problem Deserves a More Meaningful Response, J. Legal Educ. (forthcoming 2024). [Gtown Law] [SSRN]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Rima Sirota, Can Continuing Legal Education Pass the Test? Empirical Lessons From the Medical World, 36 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y 1-38 (2022).
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Rima Sirota, Making CLE Voluntary and Pro Bono Mandatory: A Law Faculty Test Case, 78 La. L. Rev. 547-595 (2018).
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Selected Contributions to Other Publications

Rima Sirota, Incorporating Ethics into the Research Curriculum, 22 Persp. Teach. Legal Res. & Writing 118-124 (2014). [WWW]