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Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct


2017-25 - PROPOSED Amendment of mrpc 7.1 (would restrict the use of the terms "retired" or "former" for a justice, judge, referee, or magistrate who returns to the practice of law)

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MRPC 7.1
Issued: May 23, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
September 1, 2018
Public Hearing: September 20, 2018
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MRPC 7.1
Issued: September 20, 2018
Effective: ​January 1, 2019

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2017-29 - PROPOSED amendment of mrpc 4.4 (would define the responsibilities of a lawyer who receives a document that was inadvertently sent) 

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MRPC 4.4​
Issued: May 23, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
September 1, 2018
Public Hearing: September 20, 2018​
 
 
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2016-49 - PROPOSED Addition of mrpc rule 1.18 and proposed amendment of mrpc rule 7.3 (would clarify the ethical duties that lawyers owe to prospective clients and create consistency in the use of the term “prospective client”) 

 
Proposed Amendment: Proposed Addition of MRPC Rule 1.18 and Proposed Amendment of MRPC Rule 7.3 ​
Issued: January 17, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
May 1, 2018
Public Hearing: May 23, 2018
 
 
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​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MRPC 7.3 and Addition of MRPC 1.18
Issued: May 23, 2018
Effective: ​September 1, 2018

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2016-27 - ALTERNATIVE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF MRPC 7.2 (regarding attorney advertisements)

 
Proposed Amendment: Alternative Proposed Amendments of MRPC 7.2​
Issued: January 10, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
April 1, 2018
Public Hearing: May 23, 2018
 
 
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​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MRPC 7.2 ​
Issued: May 30, 2018
Effective: ​September 1, 2018

   

2016-31 - alternative PROPOSED AMENDMENTs of MRPC 1.16 (Alternative A would require criminal defense attorneys to inform clients that the counsel cannot withdraw without the courts permission when counsel intends to withdraw if defendant does not accept a plea; Alternative B would require the same notice when counsel intends to withdraw for any reason under MRPC 1.16[B][3])

 
Proposed Amendment: Alternative Proposed Amendments of MRPC 1.16 ​
Issued: December 13, 2017
​Comment Period Expiration:
April 1, 2018
Public Hearing: May 23, 2018
 
 
Comments:

 

 
​Adopted or Other Action: ​Amendment of MRPC 1.16
Issued: May 23, 2018
Effective: ​September 1, 2018

  

2016-41 - Proposed Amendment of mrpc 1.0, 1.2, 4.2, and 4.3, and mcr 2.107, 2.117, and 6.001 would establish explicit rules for limited scope representation (lsr)

 
Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MRPC 1.0, 1.2, 4.2, and 4.3, and MCR 2.107, 2.117, and 6.001
Issued: April 5, 2017
​Comment Period Expiration:
August 1, 2017
Public Hearing: September 20, 2017
 
 
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​Adopted or Other Action: Proposed Amendment of MRPC 1.0, 1.2, 4.2, and 4.3, and MCR 2.107, 2.117, and 6.001​
Issued: September 20, 2017
Effective: ​January 1, 2018