The Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas is accepting public comments on the following proposed ethics opinions:

Proposed Opinion 2023-1 (comment deadline 4/14/2023): Under Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, may a lawyer-defendant in a legal malpractice case enter into a settlement agreement in which the lawyer-defendant assigns to a non-lawyer plaintiff a portion of contingent fees the lawyer-defendant may earn in unrelated cases?

Proposed Opinion 2023-2 (comment deadline (4/15/2023): Under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, is a lawyer permitted or required to turn over a closed litigation file of a deceased client to the executor of the decedent’s estate when the file is not related to matters affecting the estate or its administration?

Go here to read the proposed opinions and provide comments.