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Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Rule-Making Powers | 0 comments

Rule 1.17 Amended: You may sell a practice area without selling your whole practice

On Friday, the Court released an amendment to Rule of Professional Conduct 1.17 (Relating to Sale of Law Practice), allowing for the purchase of a practice area, rather than of an entire practice.  Previously, the rule only spoke to an attorney selling his whole practice and ceasing any active practice of law.  The amendment provides that an attorney may–to use the Supreme Court’s example–sell his estate planning practice, but retain his probate work.

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