ABA seeks comment on new drafts of ethics rules on conflicts, choice of law

The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 today released two new drafts of proposed changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The commission seeks comment on the drafts by Oct. 19, 2012.

The first draft proposal addresses consistencies among jurisdictions regarding conflict of interest rules. The second concerns the division of fees between lawyers in two firms where the firms are in jurisdictions with differing rules on nonlawyer ownership of law firms.

To read the drafts and to comment, see the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 website.


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