The Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC) is a standing committee of the State Bar Board of Trustees. The Committee's primary charge is the development and issuance of advisory ethics opinions to assist attorneys in understanding their professional responsibilities under the California Rules of Professional Conduct.
Although not binding, the opinions have been cited in decisions of the Supreme Court, the State Bar Court Review Department, and the Courts of Appeal.
The Committee also assists the State Bar Board of Trustees by studying and recommending amendments to the State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct and offering comment on proposed and amended statutes. COPRAC also comments and makes recommendations to the Board concerning proposed Conference of Delegates Resolutions which address matters of professional responsibility.
For more information about COPRAC and how to apply, please contact Lauren McCurdy.