- Examiners, state boards rethinking traditional use of practical exams, scored exams, and live patients
- Default discipline of licensee who sent rebuttal letter prior to filing of disciplinary charges is valid
- Law does not waive sovereign immunity for constitutional claims unless they involve challenge of a state statute
- U.S. court restores emergency health law authorizing discipline of physicians performing abortions
- Architects, CPAs, engineers, surveyors push back against licensing deregulation campaigns
The American Bar Association’s Model Rule of Professional Conduct, proposed in 2016, has been causing controversy in Texas. The rule, which states that a lawyer would be guilty of professional misconduct if they knowingly engaged in behavior that was discriminatory related to the practice of the law, has been seen by some as an infringement on lawyers’ religious freedoms. An amendment has been proposed to protect said freedoms, but the debate rages on.
Full story by Mary Alice Robbins via Texas Lawyer