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MSBA petitions Court to amend Rules 1.6(b) and 5.5 of the MRPC

The Court has ordered a comment period regarding the MSBA’s petition to amend Rules 1.6(b) and 5.5 of the MN Rules of Professional Conduct. The comment deadline is November 20, with a public hearing scheduled for January 15. The proposed amendments to 1.6(b) provide clarity as to how lawyers may respond to public criticism from clients or former clients. Recommended changes to 5.5 address the realities of modern interstate practice of law and reflect the bar’s understanding of practice areas that are “reasonably related” to a lawyer’s field of practice.

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Read the Court’s order.

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