ABA Amends Disclosure Of Client Information Rules

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT) -- For the first time, lawyers will be allowed to disclose client information when they move from one firm to another in an attempt to limit perceptions of conflicts of interest, according to new model rules adopted by the American Bar Association's policy-making body Monday.

In a vote that took place during the ABA's annual meeting in Chicago, the association's House of Delegates approved amendments to Rule 1.6 and Rule 1.17 in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which govern the confidentiality of client information and...
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