The Board of Governors of The Florida Bar gives notice of filing with the Supreme Court of Florida, on or about March 17, 2017, a petition to amend Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 4-1.2 and to adopt proposed Rule 4-6.6 regarding Pro Bono conflicts. The full text of the proposed amendments are printed below. A copy of this submission may be requested by contacting Kelly Berglund, Rules Administrative Coordinator, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300 or calling (850) 561-5600, ext. 5751. Members who desire to comment on these proposed amendments may do so within 30 days of the filing of the Bar's petition. Comments must be filed directly with the clerk of the Supreme Court of Florida, and a copy must be served on the executive director of The Florida Bar. Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, governs these proceedings.
RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR
CHAPTER 4 RULES OF PROFESIONAL CONDUCT SUBCHAPTER CHAPTER 4-1 CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP RULE 4-1.2 OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION
(a) Lawyer to Abide by Client's Decisions. Subject to subdivisions (c) and (d), a lawyer
(b) No Endorsement of Client's Views or Activities. A lawyers representation of a client, including representation by appointment, does not constitute an endorsement of the clients political, economic, social, or moral views or activities.
(c) Limitation of Objectives and Scope of Representation. If not prohibited by law or rule, a lawyer and client may agree to limit the objectives or scope of the representation if the limitation is reasonable under the circumstances and the client gives informed consent in writing, except that a lawyer giving advice in a short-term limited legal services program under rule 4-6.6 is not required to obtain the consent in writing. If the
(d) Criminal or Fraudulent Conduct. A lawyer
Allocation of authority between client and lawyer
Subdivision (a) confers