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Rule 6.4: Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests

ABA RULE 6.4 


Adopted, Effective Jan. 1, 2008

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Rule 6.4: Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests

A lawyer may serve as a director, officer or member of an organization involved in reform of the law or its administration notwithstanding that the reform may affect the interests of a client of the lawyer. When the lawyer knows that the interests of a client may be materially affected by a decision in which the lawyer participates, the lawyer shall disclose that fact but need not identify the client.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMENT

Rule 6.4 has been changed from the ABA model rule substituting the word "affected" for the word "benefitted" in the second sentence.  Since situations may arise in which law reform activities may materially impinge on a client's interest in an adverse, as well as beneficial manner, the change was made to reflect that possibility.


ABA RULE 6.4  

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