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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Nov 6, 2018

Responding to a petition from the District Attorneys General Conference to stay the effectiveness of a formal ethics opinion dealing with a prosecutor’s ethical duties to disclose information, the Board of Professional Responsibility says it anticipates voting on reconsideration of Formal Ethics Opinion 2017-F-163 at its Dec. 14 meeting, and will “hold in abeyance any recommended disposition by a Hearing Committee Member or the Board of any disciplinary complaint filed against a prosecutor wherein Formal Ethics Opinion 2017-F-163 is referenced in the complaint.” The Board’s Ethics Committee had voted in October to recommend the Board not alter or rescind the Opinion.