The committee, composed of 14 lawyers and two public members, addresses matters involving professional ethics and helps educate and provide guidance to attorneys, judges, and the public about the ethical duties of an attorney.
The committee’s work consists of drafting advisory opinions on issues of professional ethics based on questions submitted to the committee or developed by the committee on its own initiative; and studying and recommending changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct. The committee sponsors educational and outreach programs, including an annual ethics symposium. Ideal factors for committee membership include prior experience in the legal ethics field and time and energy to undertake the significant responsibilities of committee membership. For public members, the committee values the ability to contribute a client perspective to the committee’s deliberations.
Time commitment: Eight meetings per year