Rules of Professional Conduct

Rules-of-Professional-ConductMSBA members Eric Cooperstein and Fred Finch represented the viewpoint of the MSBA’s Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) Committee at the recent Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board (LPRB) meeting. The LPRB included the RPC Committee’s proposed amendments to Rule 5.5 of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct. The draft amendments were spurred by the Court’s decision in In re Panel File 39302884 N.W.2d 661 (Minn. 2016) and the invitation to suggest how the rule could better reflect the bar’s understanding of the meaning of fields of practice that are “reasonably related” to a lawyer’s practice in a jurisdiction in which the lawyer is licensed. The RPC Committee seeks feedback from MSBA sections and attorneys on the proposed changes. Any comments are due to Nancy Mischel,, by September 22.