Joseph A. Bottitta, Of Counsel, has been appointed to The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Special Committee on Attorney Ethics and Admissions to review the recent American Bar Association (ABA) amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and standards for admission to practice law for attorneys from other jurisdictions.
"We are very fortunate that a panel of distinguished legal experts will examine the ABA's new model rules," said Chief Justice Stuart Rabner. "The ABA's revisions reflect changes in technology, the globalization of the legal profession, and other related issues. We look forward to the committee's recommendations about how to change the New Jersey Rules to respond to those developments."
The committee, chaired by retired Chief Justice James R. Zazzali, has been formed in response to the ABA’s recent amendments, which reflect changes in technology and global legal practice. Topics addressed by the BA’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 include confidentiality in a digital age; ethics issues arising from new forms of advertising; outsourcing of legal services; issues relating to lawyer mobility; choice of law problems related to conflicts of interest; issues relating to practice of out-of-state lawyers; and practice of foreign lawyers in the United States.
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