The Department of the Navy (DoN) is revising its Rules of Professional Conduct and procedures for receiving, processing, and taking action on complaints of professional misconduct made against attorneys practicing under the supervision of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy (JAG). The revision to this part generally aligns with recent changes to the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The revisions clarify when an attorney shall reveal confidential information and when such disclosure is discretionary, and allows for covered attorneys to make reasonable disclosures necessary to ensure compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. The revision contains administrative corrections throughout.

Read the proposed new rules and submit your comments at this link. Comments are due by July 1, 2013.

One Response to “DoN JAG Solicits Public Comments for its Rules of Professional Conduct”

  1. Just Sayin' says:

    My proposed changes would involve less the substance of the rules, which are largely adequate, and more the procedures for enforcement (e.g. barring those with obvious conflicts of interest from reviewing complaints, and prohibiting the use of “rules counsel” investigations as tools of retaliation.) Not that that has ever happened in recent Navy history…