California Adopts Modified ABA Model Rules (1)

May 11, 2018, 9:40 PMUpdated: May 14, 2018, 5:38 PM

California joined the rest of the nation in approving a package of rules of professional conduct that bring the state more in line with model rules and recognize the unique nature of how lawyers are overseen in the state.

The California Supreme Court unanimously approved May 10 a first-in-a-generation revision to the rules after rejecting the first attempt that took 14 years to devise. Justices approved 27 rules as submitted and modified 42 rules, including copywriting changes and deleting commas, to regulations covering everything from fees and conflicts of interest.

“This is full panoply of new rules that conform not ...

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