Legal Ethics Links

Quick Legal Ethics Links

Web Sites Providing Links to State Ethics Codes & Opinions, and Reports on Professional Responsibility Matters

Organizations Related to Legal Ethics

Ethics Codes, Opinions and Reports

Blogs and Sites Discussing Legal Ethics

Websites About Legal Ethics

ABA Ethics Resources

Academic Legal Ethics Centers

Professionalism Commissions

Ethics Rules and Codes for the Ten Largest States

Other Countries’ Legal Ethics

Disclaimer

Quick Legal Ethics Links

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Model Code of Judicial Conduct

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility

Freivogel on Conflicts

William Wernz, Minnesota Legal Ethics – A Treatise (2011)

Ethics 20/20 Commission

Ethics 2000 Commission

American Legal Ethics Library (Cornell University) (ceased updating content as of March 1, 2013)

National Organization of Bar Counsel

National Client Protection Organization Inc.

Web Sites Providing Links to State Ethics Codes & Opinions, and Reports on Professional Responsibility Matters

ABA/BNA Lawyers Manual on Professional Conduct (subscription required)

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility

American Legal Ethics Library

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

Engagement Letters – A Guide for Practitioners (ACTEC)

Legalethics.com

Legal Ethics Opinions Indexed (Virginia Bar)

Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Organizations Related to Legal Ethics

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)

Center for Judicial Ethics (American Judicature Society)

National Client Protection Organization

National Council of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards, Inc.

National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC)

Ethics Codes, Opinions and Reports

Code of Conduct for United States Judges

Commentaries on the Model Rules of Prof. Conduct, ACTEC (Trusts and Estates)

Model Code of Judicial Conduct (ABA)

Model Rules of Professional Conduct (ABA)

 Published Advisory Opinions on the Code of Conduct for United States Judges

Blogs and Sites Discussing Legal Ethics

ABA Journal ─ Law News Now | Legal Ethics

Best Practices for Legal Education Blog

Building a Better Legal Profession: The Old Blog

Faughnan on Ethics

Hricik

IPethics & INsights

Judicial Ethics Forum

Kafka, Esq.

Law21 | Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

Law Firm Risk Management Blog

Law Sites Blog

Lawyer Advertising

LegalEthics

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics in Motion

Legal Malpractice Law Review

Legal Marketing Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Jotwell: Legal Profession – The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

My Law License

New York Legal Ethics Reporter

Professional Responsibility

SCOTUSblog

Socially Awkward Law

Sui Generis (NY Law Blog)

SunEthics

The Ethics Guru – Legal Ethics Blog

The Law For Lawyers Today

The Volokh Conspiracy

Wall Street Journal Law Blog

Websites About Legal Ethics

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
Access to ABA publications, reports and opinions as well as ABA’s online research service ETHICSearch (for ABA members)

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL)

Findlaw
State Bar Associations and their ethics rules and opinions

Legalethics.com

ABA Ethics Resources

American Bar Association

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility

ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20

ABA Continuing Legal Education

ABA Formal Opinions Indexed by Issue Date (ABA/CPR Members Only)

ABA Formal Opinions Indexed by Subject Matter (ABA/CPR Members Only)

ABA Links to Other Legal Ethics Sites

The Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements (ABA)

Ethics 2000 Review Status Chart, including status of review and links to committee reports

Commission on the Future of Legal Services

Directory of State Lawyer Assistance Programs (ABA)

Ethics and Professionalism Committee (ABA)

Handbook on Limited Scope Legal Assistance (ABA)

Law Practice Management Section (ABA)

Legal Ethics Standards in Other Countries (ABA)

Legal Technology Resource Center (ABA)

List of Professionalism Codes (ABA)

Mentoring Programs of Bar Assn. by State (ABA)

Raise the Bar Recommendation (ABA)

Raise the Bar Report (ABA)

Rules of Professional Conduct by State (ABA)

Section of International Law (ABA)

Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (ABA)

Academic Legal Ethics Centers

Center for Ethics and Public Service at Univ. of Miami School of Law

Dickinson School of Law: Global Legal Practices Resourses

Fordham – Louis Stein Center for Law & Ethics

Georgetown Center for the Study of the Legal Profession

Harvard – Program on the Legal Profession

Hofstra – Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University

Stanford Center on the Legal Profession

University of St. Thomas Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions

Professionalism Commissions

A Guide to Professionalism Commissions

Florida Center for Professionalism

Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

Maryland Court Commission on Professionalism

New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law

New Mexico Commission on Professionalism

New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law

North Carolina Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism

Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism

South Carolina Chief Justice’s Commission on the Profession

University of South Carolina School of Law Center on Professionalism

Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Ethics Rules and Codes for the Ten Largest States

California

California Code of Judicial Ethics

California Ethics Opinions (Ethics Op. State Bar of Calif., Comm. on Prof. Resp. and Conduct 1988-Present)

California Rules of Professional Conduct The Rules of Professional Conduct

Florida

Florida Advertising Regulation and Information

Florida Code of Judicial Conduct

Florida Ethics Opinions (Florida Bar Website)

Florida Rules of Professional Conduct

Georgia

Georgia Formal Advisory Opinions (State Discp. Board)

Georgia Code of Judicial Conduct

Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct

Illinois

Illinois Code of Judicial Conduct

Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct

Michigan

Michigan Code of Judicial Conduct

Michigan Ethics Opinions

Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct

New York

The Assn. Bar of City of N.Y. on Prof. & Judicial Ethics, Formal Op. (1986 to Present)

New York Code of Judicial Conduct

The N.Y. County Lawyers’ Assn. Ethics Opinions

New York Ethics Opinions (N.Y. State Bar Assn.)

New York Rules of Professional Conduct

North Carolina

North Carolina Code of Judicial Conduct

North Carolina Ethics Opinions (as adopted by State Bar Council)

North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct

Ohio

Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct

Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct

Ohio Supreme Court Advisory Opinions

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Code of Judicial Discipline

Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct

Philadelphia Bar Association Ethics Opinions

Texas

Dallas Bar Assn. Legal Ethics Opinions (1972-Present)

Texas Code of Judicial Conduct

Texas Committee on Professional Ethics Opinions

Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct

Other Countries’ Legal Ethics

Conference of Regulatory Officers (CORO), Australia
An organization of all of the legal regulators in Australia.
Office of the Legal Services Commissioner, NSW Government, Australia
Provides information about the office, regulatory developments and speeches delivered by the Commissioner on ethics, regulation and professionalism.

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