ACBA Professional Ethics Hotline

EthicsWonder if your decisions, legal advice or other professional actions are ethical? Need guidance?

Attorneys make important decisions every day, and every single action they take must be ethical. Sometimes, these decisions are complicated. ACBA members can get consultation on their legal actions and/or potential actions through the bar association’s Professional Ethics Hotline.

Through this service, members of the Professional Ethics Committee – upon any request of any member of the ACBA, its Board of Governors, or any Committee or Section – give their opinions 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. Duty Officers advise only about the member's own conduct and will not give opinions about the conduct of other lawyers or judicial officials.

Members of the Professional Ethics Committee take month-long shifts as Duty Officers throughout the year, and during their shifts, these individuals commit to taking calls and addressing ethics questions from any member of the ACBA during. For more information, or to obtain the contact information of this month’s duty officer, click here.