The Ethics Hotline is a confidential service for attorneys to help identify and analyze professional responsibilities.
Staff members who answer the hotline cannot provide legal counsel, advice or opinions. But they can discuss issues and authorities with lawyers. By referring callers to statutes, rules, cases and bar opinions, staff members strive to assist attorneys in reaching informed decisions about their professional responsibility questions.
Attorneys may call the Ethics Hotline from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (PST) on weekdays at 800-238-4427 (800-2-ETHICS) within California or 415-538-2150 from outside of California.
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