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.
Here’s where you can find direct links to legal codes, ethics authorities, searchable full text resources and current and proposed Rules of Professional Conduct.
The Ethics Hotline is a confidential service for attorneys seeking guidance on their professional responsibilities.
Attorneys may request a call by completing the online Call 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 a.m. - 5 p.m. (PST), Monday through Friday.
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Read full text versions of ethics opinions issued by the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.
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