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Center for Professional Responsibility

Working Group on Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5 Releases Issues Paper Seeking Comments

The ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Working Group on ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5 has developed an Issues Paper seeking comments regarding the possible regulatory implications associated with the exploring possible amendments to Rule 5.5 to increase permissible cross-border practice. Among those who have suggested to the Center that amendments to Rule 5.5 are needed is the Association for Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Its 2022 report argues for expanding the scope of cross-border practice to better meet the reality of legal practice and serve clients. Your input is critical to the Working Group at this early stage of its work. Find out more here.

Your comments will inform the Working Group and Center Standing Committees in determining whether and how to proceed. 

Questions? Please contact Natalia Vera at [email protected].

Thank you.

Comments to Model Rules of Professional Conduct 5.5 Issues Paper

  1. American Immigration Lawyers Association
  2. ABA Commission on Immigration
  3. Colorado Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Practice of Law
  4. Greg Quimby
  5. Hawai’i Office of Disciplinary Counsel
  6. Illinois State Bar Association
  7. Jonathan Rosen
  8. National Client Protection Organization
  9. National Organization of Bar Counsel
  10. Oregon State Bar Association
  11. Peter Gulia
  12. Real Property Trust and Estate Law
  13. Responsive Law
  14. Roundtable Law Firms
  15. Stan Hinton
  16. Steve Kinion
  17. Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability
  18. Standing Committee on Professional Regulation
  19. Stanford Law School Deborah L. Rhode Center on the Legal Profession
  20. The Joint Working Group of the ABA Commission on Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts and the National Association of IOLTA Programs