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Supreme Court of Georgia Approves Amendments to the Rules and Regulations for the Organization and Government of the State Bar of Georgia

The Supreme Court of Georgia, having considered the 2019-4, 2019-5 and 2019-6 Motions to Amend the Rules and Regulations for the Organization and Government of the State Bar of Georgia, orders that Part IV Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct, Chapter 1, Rule 4-102 (Disciplinary Action; Levels of Discipline; Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct), Rule 1.0 (Terminology and Definitions); Rule 1.4 (Communication); Rule 1.17 (Sale of Law Practice); Rule 5.3 (Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants); Rule 5.4 (Professional Independence of a Lawyer); Rule 7.1 (Communications Concerning a Lawyer’s Services); Rule 9.4 (Jurisdiction and Reciprocal Discipline); Chapter 2, Rule 4-220 (Notice of Punishment or Acquittal; Administration of Reprimands); Part XIV Rules Governing the Investigation and Prosecution of the Unlicensed Practice of Law; 14-3, Standing Committee; Rule 14-3.1 (Generally); 14-4, District Committees, Rule 14-4.1 (Generally); Part XVI. Institute of Continuing Legal Education of the State Bar of Georgia, Rule16-101 (Preamble and Establishment of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education); Rule 16-103 (Powers and Duties of the ICLE Board); and Rule 16-105 (Finances); be amended effective Nov. 14, 2019.

The exact text of the Order can be found on the Supreme Court’s website.