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Rule 6.4. Law reform activitiesaffecting client interests.

Alicensed paralegal practitioner may serve as a director, officer or member ofan organization involved in reform of the law or its administrationnotwithstanding that the reform may affect the interests of a client of thelicensed paralegal practitioner. When the licensed paralegal practitioner knowsthat the interests of a client may be materially benefited by a decision inwhich the licensed paralegal practitioner participates, the licensed paralegalpractitioner shall disclose that fact but need not identify the client.

 

Comment

[1]Licensed paralegal practitioners involved in organizations seeking law reformgenerally do not have a client-licensed paralegal practitioner relationshipwith the organization. Otherwise, it might follow that a licensed paralegalpractitioner could not be involved in a bar association law reform program thatmight indirectly affect a client. In determining the nature and scope ofparticipation in such activities, a licensed paralegal practitioner should bemindful of obligations to clients under other rules, particularly Rule 1.7 ofthe Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Rules of Professional Conduct. A licensedparalegal practitioner is professionally obligated to protect the integrity ofthe program by making an appropriate disclosure within the organization whenthe licensed paralegal practitioner knows a private client might be materiallybenefited.

 

Effective November 1, 2018