IN THE SUPREME COURT
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
ORDER OF ADOPTION
Supreme Court No. 20090055
Proposed Amendments to Rule 1.8,
North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct
On February 9, 2009, the Joint Committee on Attorney Standards filed a request for a proposed rule amendment to Rule 1.8 of the North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct prohibiting attorneys from serving as both legal counsel and personal representative of an estate. A Notice of Comment was distributed and published on the Supreme Court website on February 11, 2009. House Bill No. 1207 relating to the conduct of attorneys serving as a fiduciary was signed by the Governor April 21, 2009. The Court considered the matter, and
ORDERED, the proposed amendments to N.D.R. Prof. Conduct 1.8, as further amended by the Court, are ADOPTED effective August 1, 2009.
The Supreme Court of the State of North Dakota convened April 29, 2009, with the Honorable Gerald W. VandeWalle, Chief Justice, and the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom, the Honorable Mary Muehlen Maring, the Honorable Carol Ronning Kapsner, the Honorable Daniel J. Crothers, Justices, directing the Clerk of the Supreme Court to enter the above order.
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