IN THE SUPREME COURT
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
NOTICE OF HEARING AND 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. Following several meetings, on March 1, 2016, the Joint Committee on Attorney Standards submitted a report and proposed amendments to North Dakota Rules for Lawyer Discipline 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6and 6.7. were filed. 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
[¶ 2] ORDERED, that a hearing be held on the proposed amendments, Monday, May 9, 2016, at 2:45 p.m., in the Ralph J. Erickstad Courtroom of the Supreme Court, at the State Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota. Time for personal appearances will be limited. Any person wishing to appear must notify Penny Miller, Clerk of the Supreme Court, at least three days prior to the scheduled hearing.
[¶ 3] any person wishing to comment on the proposed amendments may do so in writing prior to the hearing. 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: March 9, 2016
North Dakota Supreme Court