The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada has proposed rule changes related to attorney discipline that would now include a private admonition rather than a public reprimand.

In a Jan. 19 vote, the board agreed to petition the Nevada Supreme Court to amend rules related to attorney misconduct. Those proposed changes include the state’s Supreme Court Rules 99-123. According to the petition, which was signed by Nevada State Bar President Paola Armeni, the state’s current rule structure is very close to the American Bar Association’s Model Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement.