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

The Court having considered the 2021-2 Motion to Amend the Rules and Regulations for the Organization and Government of the State Bar of Georgia, it is ordered that Part I – Creation & Organization, Chapter 6, Rule 1-601(Bylaws); Part IV – Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct, Chapter 1, Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct and Enforcement Thereof, Rule 1.0 (Terminology and Definitions); Rule 3.8 (Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor), Rule 8.4 (Misconduct), Rule 9.3 (Cooperation with Disciplinary Authority); Chapter 2, Rule 4-202 (Receipt of Grievances; Initial Review by Bar Counsel); Rule 4-203 (Powers and Duties of the State Disciplinary Board); Rule 4-204 (Investigation and Disposition by State Disciplinary Board – Generally); Rule 4-204.1 (Notice of Investigation); Rule 4-204.3 (Answer to Notice of Investigation Required); Rule 4-208.2 (Notice of Discipline; Contents; Service); Rule 4-208.4 (Formal Complaint Following Notice of Rejection of Discipline); Rule 4-222 (Limitation); Rule 4-223 (Advisory Opinions); Rule 4-224 (Expungement of Records); and Part X – Client’s Security Fund, Rule 10-106 (Eligible Claims), be amended, effective May 26, 2022.

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