Model Rules of Professional Conduct
7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 & 7.5

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Proposed Amendments to Model Rules of Professional Conduct Rules 7.1 - 7.5

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
STANDING COMMITTEE ON ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY


The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics & Professional Responsibility is currently accepting comments on APRL’s comprehensive proposal which seeks to standardize the rules and focuses regulation on false and misleading communications about legal services. It includes amendments to Model Rules 7.1, Communications Concerning a Lawyer’s Services; 7.2, Advertising; 7.3, Solicitation of Clients; 7.4, Communications of Fields of Practice and Specialization; and 7.5, Firm Names and Letterheads.

The APRL proposal can be found here.  APRL has produced two reports detailing their recommendations: APRL’s June 2015 Report and APRL’s April 2016 Report.

Please submit all written commentary via e-mail to modelruleamend@americanbar.org.  NOTE: All written comments received will be made publicly available on the Ethics Committee’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct 7.1 – 7.5 page.  The deadline for written comments on this draft proposal is March 1, 2017.

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Friday, February 3, 2017 - Miami, Florida