The California Rules of Professional Conduct are intended to regulate professional conduct of attorneys licensed by the State Bar through discipline. They have been adopted by the Board of Trustees and approved by the California Supreme Court pursuant to statute to protect the public and to promote respect and confidence in the legal profession. The rules and any related standards adopted by the Board are binding on all members of the State Bar.
The Rules of Professional Conduct are currently being revised. See Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct to view the proposed rules, draft discussions, public comment information and other materials related to the revision process.