(Posted March 31, 2011)
The Federation’s Model Code of Professional Conduct was adopted by the Council of the Federation in October 2009, with the exception of two rules that were referred to special advisory committees for further study. At its meeting of March 17, 2011, the Council of the Federation approved the two outstanding rules. Rule 2.03(3) dealing with the Future Harm Exception to the Rule on Confidentiality is here. Rule 2.04 dealing with Conflicts of Interest is available here.
The Council has also referred two issues to the Federation’s Standing Committee on the Model Code of Professional Conduct for further review: the rule that deals with acting against current clients, and the issue of whether to include an exception to the rule on confidentiality where there is imminent risk of substantial financial injury.