Thursday, November 10, 2011

Innocence Disclosure Rule Proposed In D.C.

The District of Columbia Bar has posted a notice for comments on proposed revisions to the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct.

 One of the proposals is for a new rule (designated as Rule 8.6):

Adopt a new Rule 8.6 to require lawyers in the District of Columbia who possess information that raises a substantial question about the innocence of a convicted person to disclose that information to a court, the convicted person’s counsel, and the convicted person, in the absence of other confidentiality obligations of the lawyer.

(Mike Frisch)

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