The purposes of my comments are to: (1) outline the historical development of the Code of Professional Responsibility (CPR) in the organized bar in the United States; (2) summarize the important differences between the Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility (Virginia CPR) and its predecessor in Virginia; (3) discuss the reasons for the most significant of those changes; and (4) compare the important differences between the American Bar Association model adopted in August 1983 (the Kutak Model) and the Virginia CPR. For the sake of brevity, I will make no reference to the multiple editorial revisions in the Virginia CPR which do not involve changes of substance.
Roderick B. Mathews,
The Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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