The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 has released for comment revised proposals for amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct with regard to Outsourcing, Technology and Confidentiality, and Technology and Client Development. In addition the Commission has released updated versions of its proposals concerning foreign lawyers and the ABA Model Rule on Pro Hac Vice Admission, the ABA Model Rule for Registration of In-House Counsel, and ABA Model Rule 5.5.
Comments are due by November 30, 2011. Please check the Commission's website (here), for continued updates regarding proposals, discussion drafts, Commission meetings, and public hearings.
You may view the cover memo from Commission Co-Chairs Jamie S. Gorelick and Michael Traynor and the proposals from these links:
Technology and Confidentiality
Technology and Client Development
ABA Model Rule on Pro Hac Vice Admission
ABA Model Rule for Registration of In-House Counsel
ABA Model Rule 5.5
For a comment on the proposal regarding outsourcing go to the Legal Research and Writing Pro blog