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Rule 8.3: Reporting Other Lawyers

Sometimes known as “the rat rule,” ABA Model Rule 8.3 requires every lawyer to report certain professional misconduct by other lawyers to the appropriate disciplinary authority.

As a matter of professional responsibility, we attorneys are mandated reporters of other lawyers, and we were mandated reporters long before statutory mandated reporting became “a thing” in the 1970s and 1980s, first in the medical profession, and then in the social and human services generally.

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