Commission On Evaluation Of The Rules Of Professional Conduct "Ethics 2000"

Recommendation

BE IT RESOLVED that Comment 3 to Rule 8.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct be amended to delete certain language and to add other language so that comment would read as follows:

(3) Lawyers holding public office (add) "or involved in any professional manner with the political system" assume(s) legal responsibilities going beyond those of other citizens. A lawyers's abuse (add) "of such position" (delete "can suggest" and add) "should be considered" an inability to fulfill the professional role of lawyer.

(The rest of the comment remains the same.)

 Please see attached paper by Benjamin Bycel delivered to the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, August 1, 1997

NOTE: The paper referred to is not available online.

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