Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Updates to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct

I thought the link to the Michigan Bar blog below was interesting.  It concerns some proposals to amend the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.  The main thread in these amendments is that the rules are being updated to reflect the ways that technology affects the practice of law.  The practice of law has greatly benefited from technology, but it does have a dark side and the ABA is right to address it in the model rules.  The model rules themselves have no binding effect unless they are adopted by the states into their individual rules of professional conduct.  However, the state rules are heavily influenced by the ABA model rules so any amendments to the model rules are highly significant.



s/ Kurt Koehler
308 1/2 S. State Street Suite 36
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48198
(Washtenaw County)

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