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In 2016, the American Bar Association amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to include Rule 8.4(g) in an attempt to include a prohibition against discrimination and harassment with conduct related to the practice of law. While discrimination and harassment remain commonplace in the legal profession, many states refused to adopt Rule 8.4(g) which resulted in an unprecedented response to the ABA amendment. In this article, Sara Rakowiecki emphasizes the necessity for the legal profession to adopt and apply Rule 8.4(g) to cultivate a legal community where lawyers are consistently ethical and professional in the practice of law.
Model Rule 8.4(g), discrimination, harassment
Law | Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Rakowiecki, Sara, "ABA Model Rule 8.4(g): National Adoption is Long Overdue" (2022). SLU Law Journal Online. 97.