(Publication date Sept. 27, 2022)
Pursuant to Rule 4-403 (c) of the Rules and Regulations of the State Bar of Georgia, the Formal Advisory Opinion Board (“Board”) has made a preliminary determination to issue Proposed Formal Advisory Opinion No. 22-1. Proposed Formal Advisory Opinion (“FAO”) No. 22-1 addresses the issue presented in FAO Request No. 21-R1. State Bar members are invited to file comments to this proposed opinion with the Board at the following address:
State Bar of Georgia
104 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Attention: John J. Shiptenko
To ensure that the Board considers the comments to the proposed opinion, State Bar members must file comments with the Board by Oct. 27, 2022. Any comment to the proposed opinion must make reference to the proposed opinion number (Proposed FAO No. 22-1). Comments submitted to the Board pursuant to Rule 4-403 (c) are for the Board’s internal use in assessing the proposed opinion and are only released to the Supreme Court of Georgia and in compliance with Bar Rule 4-403 (d). After considering all comments, the Board, in compliance with Bar Rule 4-403 (d), will make a final determination to either file the proposed opinion as drafted or modified, or reconsider its decision and decline to draft and file the proposed opinion. If the Board issues an opinion, a final draft of the opinion is published, and filed with the Supreme Court of Georgia pursuant to Bar Rule 4-403 (d).