Revised Rules of Professional Conduct now in effect

Issue August 2015

The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court have adopted substantial revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct (Mass. R. Prof. C.) contained in SJC Rule 3.07, which went into effect on July 1. The revisions were based on recommendations of the SJC's Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct and reflect changes to the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct, in addition to comments on the committees proposals submitted by members of the bar and others and oral arguments on certain provisions.