The Supreme Court of Kentucky on April 16th. announced comprehensive revisions to its Rules of Professional Conduct, to become effective July 1, 2009.
This is the first time in nearly 20 years that such vast changes have been made, and include a new rule that requires attorneys knowing of professional misconducts of other attorneys or judges to report then to the Court.
"The revisions reflect thoughtful changes that will bring Kentucky more in line with national standards for attorney conduct," said Chief Justice John Milton, "Our goal being to improve public confidence in our state’s legal profession by strengthening attorney accountability."
Major changes were also made to Ohio’s Rules of Professional Conduct were last month.
New Kentucky Rules
( Court’s announcement )