Ever wonder who makes rules for how an attorney interacts with you as a client? That would be the Texas State Bar, and as of 2011, non-attorneys can submit comments on the proposed rule changes. Now is your chance.
The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda (CDRR) has published proposed rules changes regarding attorney – client confidentiality/ethics advice and diminished capacity. You can see the proposed rule change by clicking on Publication 18-3 and 18-4- final_v5-4
A public hearing on the proposed rules was held on October 10, 2018.
The committee is accepting comments concerning the proposed rules through November 1, 2018. Comments can be submitted at texasbar.com/CDRR .
The committee was created by Government Code section 81.0872 and is responsible for overseeing the initial process for proposing a disciplinary rule. For more information, go to texasbar.com/CDRR .
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