The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct is seeking comments on proposed changes to the Massachusetts Rules. The proposed changes can be found here; an accompanying report is here; and additional information is here. (I am a member of the Committee.)
If adopted by the Court, most of the amendments would update the Massachusetts Rules so that they are more in line with the current version of the Model Rules, including the recent Ethics 20/20 changes. There are, however, a number of important variations, such as proposed amendments to Rules 5.1 and 5.3 that would allow for a system of firm-based discipline similar to what exists in New York and New Jersey.
Comments should be sent to Barbara Berenson at email@example.com prior to December 2, 2013.