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We join in the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics that the Supreme Court amend Rule of Professional Conduct 1.16(d) to add the sentence: “No lawyer shall assert a common law retaining lien.” The reasons advanced in the committee’s opinion [NJLJ, Nov. 26] and in Restatement of the Law (Third), The Law Governing Lawyers, Section 43(1) (2005), are compelling.
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