How Should Rules Change in Light of the Evolving Practice of Law?

By Patricia Sallen
July 8, 2014

A new Arizona Supreme Court committee will look at whether Arizona ethical and other regulatory rules should be amended because of the changing nature of legal practice in a technologically enabled and connected workplace and the growing trend toward multistate and international law practice.

Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer is chairing the new committee. A copy of the administrative order establishing it is here.

The committee's charge specifically includes examining whether the current regulatory model – regulating the practice of law based on a lawyer's physical location – should be changed and whether conflict-of-interest rules for both private and public lawyers should be clarified. 

Should the rules be changed? If yes, what would you change? Email your ideas, thoughts and suggestions (as well as any questions!) to changingpracticeoflaw@azbar.org.