In August, ACC joined a group of organizations and insurance companies in filing comments to the Iowa State Bar Association’s Ethics and Practice Guidelines Committee. The comments were written in response to the Committee’s proposal to revise Iowa’s Ethics Opinion 88-14, which relates to the representation of an insured by the insurance company’s in-house staff counsel. The comments argue the Iowa opinion is inconsistent with ABA Formal Opinion 03-430 and should be revised to remove restrictions around insurance staff counsel practice that are inconsistent with national norms.
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Click here to view the proposed revised ethics opinion.