John posted the news that the work of the Rules Revision Commission appears to have come to naught. One did not expect rapid wholesale approval, of course, but I for one did not expect this.
Substantive comment should await further information, but now is a good time to say "thank you" to the members of the Rules Revision Commission. They worked very hard for a very long time and the bar should be grateful for their work. They identified and discussed openly issues that need discussion, they were always thoughtful in their work, and they generally tried to move our rules in what I think is the right direction.
So: Thank you. I am sorry it appears to have ended this way.
[Update by JJS. Here are the draft rules that were rejected. Download Proposed Rules of Professional Conduct v.24 (7-21-14) ]