Tuesday, January 31, 2023

ABA asks for comments on possible amendments to Model Rules

 The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and ABA Standing Committee on Professional Regulation is seeking comments on the Committees’ Third Discussion Draft of possible amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (Model Rules). 

The Third Discussion Draft addresses possible amendments to ABA Model Rule 1.16 (Declining or Terminating Representation) relating to lawyers’ client due diligence obligations. Your comments will assist the Committees in determining how to proceed with a Resolution for the 2023 ABA Annual Meeting.

You can access the discussion drafts and other information here.

Pleases submit written comments to Natalia Vera, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Senior Paralegal at natalia.vera@americanbar.org by March 3, 2023. All written comments may be posted online.

The Committees will hold a Zoom public roundtable on the Third Discussion Draft on February 28, 2023. Those wishing to present comments will be allotted five minutes for their presentation. The Committees would appreciate if speakers also submit written comments by March 3, 2023. To register to attend, please contact Ms. Vera at natalia.vera@americanbar.org by February 17, 2023.

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