IN THE SUPREME COURT
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
NOTICE OF COMMENT
Supreme Court No. 20160082
Proposed Amendments to the North Dakota Rules for Lawyer Discipline
[¶ 1] In June 2014, following a review of the North Dakota lawyer discipline by a consultation team of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professional Discipline, a report of the team was provided to the Supreme Court. In July 2014, the report was referred it to the Joint Committee on Attorney Standards for review and recommendation. On March 1, 2016, the Joint Committee on Attorney Standards submitted a report and proposed amendments to the North Dakota Rules for Lawyer Discipline. On March 9, 2016, the Supreme Court issued a notice of hearing and comment. A hearing on the proposed amendments was held on May 9, 2016.
[¶ 2] After consideration of the comments and hearing, the Supreme Court proposed second draft amendments to North Dakota Rules for Lawyer Discipline 1.0, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6 and 6.7. The Supreme Court proposes further amendments to North Dakota Rules for Lawyer Discipline 2.4, to create one statewide inquiry committee and amendments to North Dakota Rules for Lawyer Discipline 6.3 to clarify what work a lawyer can do while suspended from the practice of law. The remaining further amendments are clerical or to conform the rules the new proposed amendments. The proposed amendments are available at http://www.ndcourts.gov/Court/Notices/Notices.htm. Individuals who do not have internet access may contact the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court to obtain a copy of the proposal. The Court considered the matter, and
[¶ 3] ORDERED, any person wishing to comment on the second draft amendments may do so in writing no later than Friday, September 2, 2016 . Written comments may be e-mailed to Penny Miller, Clerk of the Supreme Court, at email@example.com, or addressed to 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505-0530.
[¶ 4] The Supreme Court of the State of North Dakota, with the Honorable Gerald W. VandeWalle, Chief Justice, and the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom, the Honorable Carol Ronning Kapsner, the Honorable Daniel J. Crothers, and the Honorable Lisa Fair McEvers, Justices, directed the Clerk of the Supreme Court to enter the above order.
Dated: August 3, 2016
Petra H. Mandigo Hulm
Chief Deputy Clerk
North Dakota Supreme Court