Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Text of the 2012 amendments to the ABA Model Rules

August 2012 Amendments to ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct  
Comments by Andrew Perlman, Reporter are HERE
Summary HERE

ABA Ethics 20/20 Commission resource page: 2012 resolutions and reports
Rule 1.6

Rules 1.18 and 7.3, and 7.1, 7.2 and 5.5

Rules 1.1, 5.3 and 5.5

Rule on Practice Pending Admission and Comment to Rule 5.5

Rule for Admission by Motion

Rule 1.6 and Rule 1.17

Comment paragraph [3] to rule 4.4 was also amended as follows:

[3] Some lawyers may choose to return a document or DELETE electronically stored information unread, for example, when the lawyer learns before receiving it the document that it was inadvertently sent to the wrong address. Where a lawyer is not required by applicable law to do so, the decision to voluntarily return such a document or DELETE electronically stored information is a matter of professional judgment ordinarily reserved to the lawyer. See Rules 1.2 and 1.4.
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