Rules of Professional Conduct – Effective December 19, 2018
RPC07.05. Firm Names and Letterheads. Amend. Comment  is amended to conform to current practice, which is to allow the inclusion of both retired and deceased partners’ names in firm names if there has been a continuing succession in the firm’s identity such that the firm name has become a trade name.
RPC08.04. Misconduct. Amend. Comment [1a] is amended in response to In re Discipline of Steffensen, 2018 UT 53, Footnote 7, to eliminate confusion as to what sanctions may be applicable for a violation of Rule 8.4. The comment now provides that an act of professional misconduct under Rule 8.4(b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), or (h) cannot be counted as a separate violation of Rule 8.4(a) for the purpose of determining sanctions. Conduct that violates other Rules of Professional Conduct, however, may be a violation of Rule 8.4(a) for the purpose of determining sanctions.