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Professional Ethics Committee

The Professional Ethics Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. at the ACBA Headquarters, in the James I. Smith, III Boardroom.

The Professional Ethics Committee, upon any request of any member of the association, its Board of Governors, or any Committee or Section, gives its opinion on the proper interpretation of the Code of Judicial Conduct or Rules of Professional Conduct, and on the applicability to a particular state of facts not involving questions of judicial discretion or decision. Members are assigned to serve as Duty Officers for one month during every year, and commit to taking calls and addressing ethics questions from any member of the ACBA during their respective assigned months. Duty Officers advise only about the member's own conduct and will not give opinions about the conduct of other lawyers or judicial officials. Ethics inquiries should be made to the Duty Officers assigned, as set forth below.


Ethics Hotline – Duty Officer Assignments and contact information

Selected ACBA PEC Ethics opinions

Frequently asked Ethics questions

Committee officers and members

Duty Officers' log in page (PEC members only)

Year end report

Other resources available to aid members in addressing ethics issues

Professional Ethics Committee on LinkedIn (access is restricted to committee members)