Legal Ethics Information & Websites

ETHICS AUTHORITIES ON-LINE

NATIONAL GROUPS

American Bar Association (ABA) – http://www.abanet.org/cpr/pubs/ethicopinions.html –
Summaries of Formal Ethics Opinions of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Prof. Resp. (including links to obtain opinions).

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers –
http://www.nacdl.org/private.nsf/Committees/ethics?OpenDocument-
Ethics Opinions of the NACDL Ethics Advisory Committee, frequently asked questions, and advice regarding the analysis of ethics questions for criminal defense counsel.

STATE ORGANIZATIONS

Alabama – http://www.alabar.org/ogc/fopList.cfm
Alaska – http://www.alaskabar.org/index.cfm?ID=4665
Arizona – http://www.myazbar.org/Ethics/
Arkansas – http://www.arkbar.com/resources/resources_eth_disc.html
California – http://www.calbar.org/2pub/3eth/3ethndx.htm
Colorado – http://www.cobar.org/static/comms/ethics/fo_nondx.htm
Delaware – http://www.dsba.org/AssocPubs/ethics.htm
District of Columbia – http://www.dcbar.org/for_lawyers/ethics/legal_ethics/index.cfm
Florida – http://www.flabar.org/newflabar/memberservices/Ethics/ [click on “Ethics Opinions”] Georgia – http://www.gabar.org/ethics/advisory_opinions
Hawaii – http://www.hawaii.gov/ethics/opinions/AO.htm
Indiana – http://www.inbar.org/content/legalethics/legalethics2.asp
Kentucky – http://www.uky.edu/Law/Library/ky_thics_opinions.html
Maine – http://www.mebaroverseers.org/index.asp [click on “Ethics Opinions”] Massachusetts – http://www.massbar.org/publications/ethics-opinions
Michigan – http://www.michbar.org/opinions/ethicsopinions.cfm
Minnesota – http://www.courts.state.mn.us/1prb/opinions.html
Mississippi – http://www.msbar.org/ethic_opinions.php
Missouri –
http://www.mobar.org/search/default.aspx?search=Ethics=Opinions&col+MoBar&within=text
Montana- http://www.montanabar.org/ [click on “Ethics Opinions”] Nebraska – http://www.nebar.com/ethics/opinions.htm
Nevada – http://www.nvbar.org/Ethics/Ethics_Opinions.htm
New Hampshire – http://www.nhbar.org/ [click on “Legal Links,” then “Ethics Opinions & Practical Ethics Articles”] New Jersey – http://lawlibrary.rutgers.edu/ethics/search.shtml
New Mexico – http://www.nmbar.org/Template.cfm?Section_Summaries
New York – http://www.nysba.org/ [Click on “Publications,â€? then “Ethics Opinionsâ€?] North Carolina – http://www.ncbar.com/ethics/eth_articles.asp
North Dakota – http://www.sband.org/Ethics/
Ohio Supreme Court – http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/BOC/default.asp
Oklahoma – http://www.okbar.org/ethics
Oregon – http://www.osbar.org/ethics/ethicsops.html
Philadelphia – http://www.philabar.org/public/ethics.asp[Click on “Publications and resources,â€? then “Ethics Opinionsâ€?] Rhode Island – http://www.courtsstate.ri.us/supreme/ethics/defaultethics.htm
South Carolina – http://www.scbar.org/member/ethics.asp
South Dakota – http://www.sdbar.org
Tennessee – http://www.tbpr.org/Attorneys/EthicsOpinions/
Texas – http://www.txethics.org/reference_opinions.asp
Utah – http://www.utahbar.org/opinions/index.html
Vermont – http://www.vtbar.org/static/vtbar/
[Click on “Attorney Resources,â€? then “Advisory Ethics Opinionsâ€?] Virginia Continuing Legal Education – http://www.vacle.org/leo.htm
Washington – http://www.wsba.org/lawyers/ethics/
West Virginia – http://www.wvbar.org/BARINFO/odc/LEIs/chrono_index.htm
Wisconsin – http://www.wisbar.org/ethop/

LOCAL AND REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Los Angeles County Bar Ass’n- http://www.lacba.org/showpage.cfm?pageid=427 and
http://www.lacba.org/showpage.cfm?pageid=4320N
Nassau County Bar Ass’n – http://www.nassaubar.org/ethic_opinions.cfm
New York City Car Ass’n – http://www.abcny.org [click on “Reports/Publicationsâ€?] New York County Lawyers Ass’n – http://www.nycla.org/ [click on “News and Publicationsâ€? then “Ethics Opinionsâ€?] reschedule
Orange County Bar Ass’n – http://www.obcar.org [Click on “Ethics Opinionsâ€?] San Diego County Bar Ass’n -http://www.sdcba.org/ethics/ethicsopinons_toc.html
San Francisco Bar Association – http://www.sfbar.org/ethics/index.aspx
Suffolk County Bar Ass’n – http://www.scba.org[click on “Ethics Opinionsâ€?]

PATHFINDERS & OTHER ETHICS SOURCES
American Legal Ethics Library – http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Ethics – links to professional responsibility codes nationwide.
LegalEthics.com – http://www.legalethics.com– Mercer Law professor David Hricik, and Peter Krakaur, provide links to state and other ethics authorities. Professor Hricik also has a Legal Ethics and Risk Management page: http://www.hricik.com/business.html

Legal Ethics Forum – http://legalethicsforum.typepad.com/blog/– Weblog featuring continually – updated materials on legal ethics.

Freivogel on Conflicts – http://www.freivogeloncomflicts.com/– Ethics consultant Bill Freivogel’s “practical online guide to conflicts of interest for lawyers.â€?

sunEthics – http://www.sunethics.com/- Ethics links for Florida lawyers; state-by-state ethics links; and national ethics sites.

Virtual Chase Legal Ethics Guide http://www.virtualchase.com/topics/ethics.shtml– A pathfinder leading to federal agencies, state ethics sites, and other ethics authorities.

LegalEthicsBlog – http://www.legalethicsblog.com/– Kentucky lawyer Ben Cowgill’s blog about legal ethics.
Ethics Opinion Summaries (http://www.mcguirewoods.com/services/leo/) — Attorney Tim Spahn’s summaries of Virginia and ABA Legal Ethics Opinions (including links to opinions).

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