Monday, January 16, 2023

California moves closer to adopting a rule requiring reporting of another attorney's misconduct (a la Model Rule 8.3)

Up to now, California is the only state that has not adopted some version of Model Rule 8.3 which requires lawyers to report another lawyer's misconduct under certain circumstances.  But soon that distinction may come to an end.  

As reported in California Legal Ethics, "the California State Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC) spent most of its meeting on Friday January 13 drafting a California version of ABA Model Rule 8.3."  

The post in California Legal Ethics explains why the rule was rejected when California adopted the rest of the Model Rules, and the argument in favor of adopting it now.  

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