- With sweeping new law, Arizona aims to reset national standards for license portability
- Licensee cannot “contract out” of duties required by state licensing law, court rules
- State can deny license for licensee’s failure to report own daughter’s abuse
- Court reverses denial of license for applicant’s lack of remorse for drug crimes
- Panel not required to prove that applicant intentionally lied about felony conviction
The American Bar Association’s Model Rule of Professional Conduct, proposed in 2016, has been causing controversy in Texas. The rule, which states that a lawyer would be guilty of professional misconduct if they knowingly engaged in behavior that was discriminatory related to the practice of the law, has been seen by some as an infringement on lawyers’ religious freedoms. An amendment has been proposed to protect said freedoms, but the debate rages on.
Full story by Mary Alice Robbins via Texas Lawyer