Amendments to Rules 1.9 and 1.11
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Supreme Court of Virginia Approved Proposed Amendments to Rules 1.9 and 1.11 of the Rules of Professional Conduct
Amendments to Rule 1.9 and 1.11 of the Rules of Professional Conduct will move Comment 10 to the body of Rule 1.11 since it deals with a substantive issue of lawyer conduct (disqualification of other lawyers in an agency when one of the lawyers is disqualified from a matter). The amendment to Rule 1.9, Comment 5, provides direction to lawyers regarding law firm disqualifications when lawyers move from private to public employment. The changes will be effective January 4, 2010.
Updated: Nov 02, 2009