Ethics 2000 Commission
The Ethics 2000 Commission was formed in 1997 to review the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. It submitted a report to the House of Delegates at the August 2001 Annual Meeting. The report was debated at the August 2001 Annual and February 2002 Midyear Meetings. The changes to the Model Rules as amended during the debate were final at the end of the February 2002 Midyear Meeting.
- Ethics 2000 revisions to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct redlined to show changes from the former Rules and Reporter's Explanation memos regarding the changes.
- Summary of House of Delegates action on Ethics 2000 Report.
- Report to the ABA House of Delegates - August, 2001
- Evaluation of the Rules of Professional Conduct Report No. 401 (As adopted by the ABA House of Delegates, August, 2001)
- Evaluation of the Rules of Professional Conduct Report No. 401 (As adopted by the ABA House of Delegates, February, 2002)
- Implementation of Model Rule changes. The CPR Policy Implementation Committee is tracking review by the states of their professional conduct rules in light of recent changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Available on the Joint Committee website is a chart containing contact names, status of review and links to committee reports for each state.
The Commission expresses its gratitude to the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath, whose generous contribution helped make possible the continued, invaluable support of the Commission's Chief Reporter.
"The Revised ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Summary of the Work of Ethics 2000" by Margaret Colgate Love reprinted with permission of the publisher, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 2002. Access to this article is limited to ABA members.
- "Form over Federalism: The Case for Consistency in State Ethics Rules Formats," by Robert A. Creamer. This article originally appeared in The Professional Lawyer.