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    State Bar seeks feedback on Wisconsin Supreme Court's draft revisions to SCR Chapter 20, Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys, feedback due July 19

    Deb Heneghan
    Publications Reporter

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    The State Bar Ethics 2000 Review Committee seeks member feedback on the Wisconsin Supreme Court's draft revision to SCR 20, issued March 15, 2006. The court will reconvene in September to consider final language changes, issue its final order, and determine when the new rules will become effective. Member feedback is due July 19.

    State Bar seeks feedback on Wisconsin Supreme Court's draft revisions to SCR Chapter 20, Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys, feedback due July 19

    June 7, 2006 - At its May 2 meeting, the Board of Governors approved creating an Ethics 2000 Review Committee to respond to the Wisconsin Supreme Court's draft revisions to SCR Chapter 20, the Rules of Professional Conduct for Wisconsin Attorneys. State Bar President D. Michael Guerin appointed the review committee, which is soliciting member feedback and will make recommendations to the board at its July 21 meeting.

    The court may issue revisions to the draft issued March 15, 2006, but any changes it might propose are not anticipated to be significant. However, a second draft may include justices' dissents.

    Interested parties are invited to submit org ethics-feedback wisbar comments to the State Bar by July 19.

    The Bar will share that feedback with the court, which will reconvene in September to consider final language changes, issue its final order, and determine whether the new rules will be effective on Jan. 1 or July 1 of 2007.

    Find out more about the Ethics 2000 Committee proposed changes.