(Posted on June 16, 2010)
The Model Code of Professional Conducted adopted by the Council of the Federation in October 2009 was missing two important sections: the rule on conflicts of interest and the future harm exception to the rules on confidentiality. Special advisory committees established to make recommendations to the Council on those provisions have completed their work and reported to the Council on June 7, 2010. The committee report dealing with conflicts of interest is here. The committee report dealing with the future harm exception is here.
Members of Council are now in the process of deciding whether to adopt the rules recommended in the reports as part of the Model Code. Council members have been asked to indicate their position by early September 2010, if possible.