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Ethics 2000 Commission

Report on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct

This page contains the text of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct as amended by the House of Delegates in their debate of the Ethics 2000 Commission report, shown with the changes from the previous Model Rules. Individual "clean" copies of the current Model Rules, complete with changes made since Ethics 2000, can be found here.

Complete text of the Ethics 2000 Commission Report as passed, showing changes from former Model Rules:

This document contains the Reporter's Explanation Memos for each Rule. Please note that where Rules were changed on the floor of the House or conforming amendments were necessary (Rules 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.10, 1.17, 4.2 and 6.1), the Memo does not reflect those changes.

Preamble & Scope and Rule 1.0

Client - Lawyer Relationship



Transactions With Persons Other Than Clients

Law Firms and Associations

Public Service

Information About Legal Services

Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession

Minority Report

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