Encouraging ethical practices is an important way for the State Bar to prevent and discourage attorney misconduct. This is where you’ll find many resources, including ethics opinions, education programs and research tools that can aid attorneys in the course of practicing law.
Publication Announcement: The 2019 Publication 250, Volume 1 and Volume 2, which includes the California Rules of Professional Conduct, State Bar Act, selected California Rules of Court and statutes regarding duties of attorneys and discipline, is now available and can be purchased online.
The Ethics Hotline is a confidential research service for attorneys seeking guidance on their professional responsibilities.
Attorneys may request a call by completing the online Ethics Hotline Research Assistance Request Form or by calling the Ethics Hotline at: 800-238-4427 (800-2-ETHICS) within California or 415-538-2150 from outside of California. Your call will be returned in the order your request is received. Our staff will return your call between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The State Bar has plenty of information that can help you manage your client's trust account.