The Ethics Hotline is a confidential research 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. The Ethics Hotline is open from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If your matter is time-sensitive, please call the Ethics Hotline. Do not use the Call Request Form for urgent matters or inquiries concerning the unauthorized practice of law.
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.
If you have already called the hotline, we value your feedback. Please complete the customer survey about the Ethics Hotline.