Below are links to the full text of selected ethics opinions issued by the State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC). These are advisory opinions regarding the ethical propriety of hypothetical attorney conduct. Although advisory opinions are not binding, Rule 1-100 of the Rules of Professional Conduct encourages lawyers to consult advisory opinions for guidance. Advisory opinions also have been cited by California courts in analyzing professional responsibility issues.
The ethics opinions provided below have been selected because they address issues that may be of interest to senior lawyers, however, the specific hypotheticals posed in the opinions do not refer to "senior" lawyers.
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