The Texas Supreme Court on Thursday issued orders adopting amendments to attorney disciplinary rules effective June 1.
You can read the orders at the links below.
- Misc. Docket No. 18-9030: Order Adopting Amendments to Texas Disciplinary Rule of Professional Conduct 8.03
- Misc. Docket No. 18-9031: Order Adopting Amendments to the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure
As a result of legislation passed following the Sunset Review process, changes to attorney disciplinary process were required through rule revisions proposed by the Chief Disciplinary Counsel (CDC) and adopted by the Texas Supreme Court. The primary objective of the legislative mandates is to promote earlier resolution of complaints and increased consistency in the process.
The amendments may be changed before June 1 in response to public comments. Written comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30.
The State Bar of Texas sought public comment on the proposed revisions from January 10 to February 8. More than 100 comments were received, and the State Bar forwarded those comments to the Texas Supreme Court for consideration.