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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 5, 2010

Contact:  Kim Davey, kdavey@texasbar.com, 800.204.2222 x 1713, or 512.427.1713

State Bar of Texas Board of Directors Makes Final Recommendation on Proposed Amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct

AUSTIN – The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors today finalized approval of recommendations to the Supreme Court of Texas regarding proposed amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.

The Board also approved a resolution requesting that the Supreme Court authorize the State Bar to conduct a referendum on the amendments so that members may vote on the proposed rules changes.

The Bar will submit its recommendations to the Court on Nov. 8 and will await the Court’s response. If the Court approves the Bar’s recommendation, a referendum would be held mid-January through mid-February. The proposed ballot divides the rules into six categories.

To view the proposed amendments, visit www.texasbar.com/rulesupdate.

The proposed changes are intended to enhance the public's protection, provide better guidance to lawyers, reflect current practices, and clarify disciplinary standards to reduce uncertainty and improve lawyers' compliance with these standards.

The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system.

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