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“PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT—KNOWINGLY ENGAGING IN HARASSING OR DISCRIMINATORY CONDUCT RELATED TO THE PRACTICE OF LAW,”

Recently, the American Bar Association adopted a new Model Rule of Professional Conduct, ABA Model Rule 8.4(g), which makes a lawyer’s knowing engagement in discriminatory or harassing conduct related to the practice of law professional misconduct.   The Model Rule, together with similar ethics provisions adopted in at least half of state jurisdictions, create risk management issues for law firms and their lawyers.

In the attached article, PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT—KNOWINGLY ENGAGING IN HARASSING OR DISCRIMINATORY CONDUCT RELATED TO THE PRACTICE OF LAW,” included in Paragon’s blog “Policy-Wise,” Gilda T. Russell, a Paragon Preferred Service, discusses Model Rule 8.4(g), its history and scope.

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