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Published on January 29, 2009 | by LawNews

Prof. Monroe Freedman Comments in National Law Journal Story on Proposed ABA Model Rules Changes

Professor Monroe H. Freedman was quoted in The National Law Journal.

ABA revisits rule change on conflict of interest
Leigh Jones / Associate editor
February 2, 2009

EXCERPT:
The proposed changes to the ABA’s Model Rules are a result of more lateral movement among partners as opposed to associates, said Monroe Freedman, an ethics scholar and professor at Hofstra University School of Law. Freedman, who is credited with writing the first attorney ethics treatise in 1975, opposes changes to the rules regarding firm-to-firm conflicts.

“There are so many lawyers with big firms who are highly influential and well-represented in the [ABA] House of Delegates,” Freedman said.

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