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Articles by John M. Burman

Summary of 2014 Changes to the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct: By Order dated August 5, 2014, with an effective date of October 6, 2014, E. James Burke, Chief Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court, adopted significant changes to the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct (“the Rules”). While a comprehensive survey of the impact of those changes is beyond the scope of this article, lawyers need to know about some of the changes. This article simply describes some of those changes. It focuses only on the fact of those changes to the Rules, and not on changes to the Preamble, the Scope, or the Comments.

Summary of the 2014 Changes to the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct – A Correction:  The last article which appeared here addressed the 2014 changes to the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct (“the Wyoming Rules”). Recent changes to the Wyoming Rules as they appear on Westlaw and the “Judicial Branch” website and some incorrect statements in the earlier article make a correction appropriate.

Wyoming’s New Confidentiality and Disclosure Rules: On August 5, 2014, E. James Burke, Chief Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court, signed an order adopting important changes to the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct (“the Rules”), with an effective date of October 6, 2014.  Among the changes were amendments to the rules governing confidentiality.  This article is about the confidentiality changes, and how they will alter the practice of every Wyoming lawyer.

John M. Burman’s Ethically Speaking Column that was published in the Wyoming Lawyer for 19 years can be found on the Wyoming State Bar’s site.