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March 08, 2021

Model Rule 2.1

Reporter's Explanation of Changes


No change is proposed to the text of this Rule.


[5] The Commission has proposed an addition to this paragraph to remind lawyers that informing a client of various forms of dispute resolution may be required under Rule 1.4, i.e., when a different form of dispute resolution would constitute a reasonable alternative to litigation. This addition is proposed in recognition of the increasingly important role being played by alternative dispute resolution in litigation. The remaining changes are for clarification and style.

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