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INCBA Ethics Committee Offers Suggested Model Rule Revision to ABA

 


This week INCBA’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee commented to the ABA regarding a proposed change to the Model Rules for client due diligence, and committee member Joslin Monahan spoke on behalf of INCBA at an ABA roundtable for the same.  

INCBA proposed modifying Model Rule 1.2(d) and offered a comment to Rule 1.6, both designed to promote that cannabis lawyers – and other attorneys dealing with dual sovereignty conflicts – are able to advise and represent their legal cannabis clients, and ensure attorney-client privilege with the same, without fear of discipline merely for assisting their clients in following the law.

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