Thursday, January 31, 2008

SJC Invites Comments on Rule

Last February, the Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct issued proposed changes to Professional Conduct Rule 1.14, Client with Diminished Capacity. After receiving a number of helpful comments, the committee revised the proposal. "The Committee has also proposed revising the comments to Rule 1.14 to incorporate several comments from the ABA model comments and to address issues raised in Care and Protection of Georgette, 439 Mass. 28 (2003)." They are now opening the revised proposed rule for comment.

You can find the notice "including the proposed revised rule and comments and dissenting statement, and redlined copies of the Committee's proposed revisions to Rule 1.14 indicating how the Committee's proposal differs from American Bar Association Model Rule 1.14 and from current Massachusetts Rule 1.14" at Notice Inviting Comment: Proposed Revisions to Massachusetts Rule of Professional Conduct 1.14.