Comment on Petition to Amend Comment [3] to ER 8.4, Rule 42, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court

Introduction

The National Lawyers Guild – Central Arizona Chapter (NLG-AZc)urges this Court to reject Petitioner Cathi Herrod’s Petition to Amend Comment [3] to ER 8.4, filed January 10, 2012.1 In essence, Petitioner

would have this Court strip ER 8.4 of any language defining lawyer misconduct to include discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), or socioeconomic status. In its place, Petitioner’s proposed amendment provides nothing more than a vague proscription against conduct a lawyer knows or should know may harm an individual. …Download full filing

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