WSR 06-15-055

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ July 10, 2006 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE NEW SET OF THE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND NECESSARY COMPANION AMENDMENTS THERETO, APR 8, APR 15 PROCEDURAL RULE 5, GR 25 AND ELC 1.5, 5.1, 15.4 AND 15.5 )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-851


The Washington State Bar Association having recommended the new set of the Rules of Professional Conduct and necessary companion amendments thereto APR 8, APR 15 Procedural Rule 5, GR 25 and ELC 1.5, 5.1, 15.4 and 15.5, and the Court having considered the new set of rules, necessary companion amendments and comments submitted thereto, and having determined that the proposed new set of Rules of Professional Conduct and necessary companion amendments APR 8, APR 15 Procedural Rule 5, GR 25 and ELC 1.5, 5.1, 15.4 and 15.5 will aid in the prompt and orderly administration of justice;

Now, therefore, it is hereby

ORDERED:

(a) That the new set of Rules of Professional Conduct and necessary companion amendments thereto, APR 8, APR 15 Procedural Rule 5, GR 25 and ELC 1.5, 5.1, 15.4 and 15.5 as attached hereto are adopted. The current set of the Rules of Professional Conduct are hereby rescinded as of August 31, 2006.

(b) That the new set of Rules of Professional Conduct and necessary companion amendments thereto APR 8, APR 15 Procedural Rule 5, GR 25 and ELC 1.5, 5.1, 15.4 and 15.5 will be published in the Washington Reports and will become effective September 1, 2006.

DATED at Olympia, Washington this 10th day of July, 2006.
Alexander, C. J.


C. Johnson, J.


Chambers, J.


Madsen, J.


Owens, J.



Fairhurst, J.


Bridge, J.




I dissent

Sanders, J.

Johnson, J.

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