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Proposed Changes to the Disciplinary Rules

At the request of Past President Robert Kauffman, the Disciplinary Rules and Procedure Committee has reviewed the entire disciplinary process. Based upon that 18-month review, the committee has recommended disciplinary rules changes that will be discussed and presented to the Board of Governors at the Midyear Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 7. The proposal will go before the Board for a vote at the Spring meeting on April 1 at the Ritz at Lake Oconee.

You may download a copy of the Executive Summary that contains information regarding all of the proposed changes here. Also available are a red-line version highlighting the changes in addition to a clean version of the document.

The power point that was presented to the Board of Governors during the 2017 Midyear Meeting is available for download and may be helpful in highlighting the proposed changes.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact General Counsel Paula Frederick at You may also contact the Office of the General Counsel if you are interested in scheduling an Ethics CLE regarding the proposals for your local bar group.