Comments

Note: Resources associated with a meeting or hearing are located in the Meetings & Hearings section. Drafts available for public comment may be accessed in the Commission Drafts section.

Comments refer to documents submitted for review by the Commission. There are currently two categories of comments, including those based on the original 1990 Code and those based on the preliminary drafts of the new code. Additional categories of comments will be added during subsequent stages of rule development.



Comments on 1990 Code    |    Comments on Preliminary Draft of Code    |    Comments on Final Draft of Code


Comments on Final Draft of Code


ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
Chair
Kay Hodge

     Comment   (February 14, 2006)
      Canon 4, Rule 4.04(B)(3) and Comment [8]

     Summary




ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
Chair
Pamela J. Roberts

     Comment   (March 14, 2006)
      Canon 4

     Summary




ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence
Chair
Doreen D. Dodson

     Comment   (March 13, 2006)
      Canon 4

     Summary




ABA Standing Committee on Professional Discipline
Chair
Hon. Barbara K. Howe

     Cover Letter   (March 15, 2006)

     Preamble

     Scope Redline

     Terminology Redline

     Canon 1 Redline

     Canon 2 Redline

     Canon 3 Redline

     Canon 4 Redline




American Center for Law and Justice
Walter M. Weber Senior Litigation Counsel

     Comment   (March 7, 2006)
      Rules 2.02, 2.12, 2.16, 3.04, 4.10 and 4.11




American Judicature Society
Director
Cynthia Gray

     Canon 1   (March 2006)

     Canon 2

     Canon 3

     Canon 4

     Canon 5




Association of Trial Lawyers of America
President Kenneth M. Suggs

     Comment   (March 14, 2006)
      Canon 4

     Summary




Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)
President Ronald Minkoff

     Comment   (March 9, 2006)
      Canon 5

     Redline Comment

     Summary




Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago
President Lela D. Johnson

     Comment   (March 15, 2006)
      Rule 4.04 (B)(3)




Caprathe, Judge William J.
     Comment   (March 14, 2006)
      Canon 2 and Rule 4.13

     Summary




Center for Constitutional Litigation
Robert S. Peck President

     Comment   (March 28, 2006)
      Canon 4

     Summary




Community Rights Counsel
Executive Director Douglas T. Kendall

     Comment   (March 15, 2006)
      Canon 4

     Redline Comment

     Summary




Conger, Judge Julie
Alameda County Superior Court Oakland, CA

     Comment   (March 14, 2006)
      Canon 5

     Summary




Defense Research Institute
Immediate Past President Richard T. Boyette

     Comment   (March 13, 2006)
      Canon 4

     Summary




Equal Justice Society
President Eva Paterson

     Comment   (March 14, 2006)
      Canon 4




Johnson, William D.
     Comment   (April 4, 2006)
      Canon 2 and 3

     Summary




Loyola University Chicago Department of Criminal Justice
Jona Goldschmidt

     Comment   (March 15, 2006)
      Canon 1 and 2

     Comments plus attachment

     Summary




Massachusetts Bar Association
President Warren Fitzgerald

     Comment   (March 13, 2006)
      Canon 4

     Summary




McKoski, Judge Ray
Circuit Judge Lake County, Illinois

     Comment   (February 10, 2006)
      Rule 5.01

       Summary

     Comment   (February 28, 2006)
      Rule 3.01

       Summary




Moore, Nancy J.
Professor Boston University School of Law

     Comment   (January 30, 2006)
      Canon 1, 2 and 5

     Summary




National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
President Amy Lin Meyerson

Executive Director Les Jin

     Comment   (March 15, 2006)
      Canon 4

     Summary




National Association of Women Judges
Judge Vanessa Ruiz President

     Comment   (February 3, 2006)
      Canon 4

       Summary

     Comment   (March 15, 2006)
      Canon 4

       Summary




National Bar Association
Reginald Turner, President, National Bar Association Judge Martha Sherrod, Chair, Judicial Council, NBA Paulette Brown, NBA Representative to ABA House of Delegates

     Comment   (March 14, 2006)
      Canon 4

     Summary




National Foundation for Judicial Excellence
President Lloyd H. Milliken, Jr.

     Comment   (March 14, 2006)
      Canon 4

     Summary




National Judicial Education Program
Director Lynn Hecht Schafran

     Comment   (February 11, 2006)
      Canon 2 and 4

     Summary

     Comment   (March 14, 2006)
      Rule 4.04 (B)(3)




National Latina/Latino Law Student Association
Attorney General Juan J. Redin

     Comment   (March 11, 2006)
      Canon 4

     Summary




National Organization of Bar Counsel, Inc.
President Nancy L. Cohen

     Comment   (December 5, 2006)
      Canon 1




New York City Bar
Chair, Joint Subcommitee Ron Minkoff

     Comment   (March 22, 2006)
      Canon 2 and Application Section

     Summary




New York State Lawyer Assistance Trust
Director Barbara F. Smith

     Comment   (March 9, 2006)
      Canon 2

     Summary




Parness, Jeffrey
Professor Northern Illinois University

     Comment   (February 16, 2006)
      Canon 2

     Summary





Philadelphia Bar Association Professional Responsibility Committee
Co-chair Nancy Winkelman

     Comment   (March 14, 2006)
      Canon 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

     Summary

     Comment   (March 31, 2006)
      Canon 3 and 4

 



Sherman, Judge Louis A.
Chief Judge Norfolk General District Court

     Comment   (January 31, 2006)
      Canons 3, 4 and 5

     Summary

 



Waxse, Judge Dave
U.S. Magistrate Judge Kansas City, KS

     Comment   (March 14, 2006)
      Rule 2.08

     Summary




Zemans, Frances Kahn
     Cover Letter

     Comment   (March 13, 2006)
      Canon 5



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