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Fri April 17, 2009
Playing By A New Set Of Rules
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – It's been nearly 20 years since the rules governing attorney conduct in Kentucky have been revised, but that will change on July 15th. That's when comprehensive revisions to the code take effect. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton says the most significant new rule requires attorneys to report misconduct by fellow lawyers and judges. "The legal profession is a self-regulated profession and it is important that we recognize the trust that society places in the practice of law and that trust carries with it an obligation to police ourselves."
Minton says the rules changes have been developed over the last two years, and were presented at two public hearings before being finalized. The rules will bring Kentucky in line with national attorney conduct standards.