Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ethics 20/20 Commission has filed its final resolutions

Thanks to Andrew Perlman, of the Legal Ethics Forum and the 20/20 Commission for the following announcement and links:

Yesterday, the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 filed final versions of its resolutions and reports with the ABA House of Delegates.  The House will vote on the resolutions at the ABA's Annual Meeting this August.

You can find the Commission's overarching summary and report here.  If you're only interested in a description of what the Commission is proposing and why, this document should do the trick.

If you want more details, the Commission's resolutions and accompanying reports can be found at the following links:

Technology and Confidentiality (proposals affecting Model Rules 1.0, 1.1, 1.4, 1.6, and 4.4)

Technology and Client Development (proposals affecting Model Rules 1.18, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 5.5)

Admission by Motion (proposals affecting the Model Rule on Admission by Motion)

Outsourcing (proposals affecting Model Rules 1.1, 5.3, and 5.5) 

Practice Pending Admission (proposal to create a new Model Rule and a proposal affecting Model Rule 5.5)

Conflicts Detection (proposal affecting Model Rules 1.6 and 1.17)

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