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High court seeks comment on rule changes

January 1, 2009
The Indiana Supreme Court is seeking comment on potential changes to the Indiana Professional Conduct Rules, Rules of Appellate Procedure, and Trial Rules.

The court's Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure is considering recommending to the high court changes to Professional Conduct Rules 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5, which deal with lawyer advertising, recommendations or solicitations of professional employment, and communication of specialty practice; Rules of Appellate Procedure 14, 18, 39, 41, 46, 49, and 50, which include interlocutory appeals of right, amicus curiae appendix and brief addendum, briefs arrangement and contents, and appendices filing and contents; and Trial Rule 62 regarding stay upon appeal.

The committee is also accepting comment on a change proposed by the Indiana Pro Bono Commission to Trial Rule 23, which covers disposition of residual funds. Details about the specific proposed rule changes are available on the court's Web site. 

Comments will be accepted until March 1, 2010. They may be sent to localrulescomments@courts.state.in.us or to Lilia G. Judson, executive director, Indiana Supreme Court Division of State Court Administration, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
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