Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Calls for Changes to Ethics Rules | Government and politics
“Until it became a weapon, a politicization, it was a process that worked,” Brnovich, a Republican, said in an interview with Capitol Media Services, taking a slap in the face at the regents and Hobbs, a Democrat, for having filed complaints in the first “No one has ever tried to use the Law Society’s process to try to intimidate or undermine someone’s ability to do their job,” he said.
But rather than fight, Brnovich and the bar decided to resolve the situation by demanding that the attorney general request changes to the ethics rules and write the manual. With both tasks now complete, the complaints have been dismissed and there is no danger he will be disciplined for either incident.
Authorization in question
The changes Brnovich is seeking to make to the ethics rules, if passed by the High Court, would eliminate the requirement that he first obtain permission from the client – in this case, a state agency represented by the Attorney General‘s office – to turn around and investigate or prosecute. , or to take a contrary position in a legal matter.
There would be restrictions, however, including that there be a “screen” erected between lawyers in his office who have represented the agency and those who are considering taking legal action against it.