SJC requests Notice and Comment

URGENT:  YOUR input is needed now!

The Supreme Judicial Court has published a “Notice and Comment”

TOPIC:  Standards for Representation of children and others “under a disability”

LINK TO NOTICE:  http://www.mass.gov/…

Three downloadable .pdf documents are located at the above link:

1. TITLE of Document #1:

  “The Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the rules of Professional conduct invites Comments on Proposed Revisions to Massachusetts Rule of Pro9fessional Conduct 1:14”

2. TITLE of Document #2:

  “Rule 1.14 and Comments – Version Proposed by the Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct Marked to Show Changes from American Bar Association Model Rule 1.14 and Comments” {Version 1 – two colors of strike outs}

3. TITLE of Document #3:

  “Rule 1.14 and Comments – Version Proposed by the Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct Marked to Show Changes from American Bar Association Model Rule 1.14 and Comments” {Version 1 – three colors of strike outs}

The form of this rule once it is adopted will affect the legal rights and representation afforded to indigent children in DSS care, in institutions, as well as those who suffer from mental illness, Alzheimer disease, etc.

Your input is important; a true dialogue requres many points of view.  And the rule that is adopted will impact elderly folks under conservatorship, children appointed counsel, those facing involuntary commitment, and more.

 

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