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Legal Ethics Research Guide

This guide focuses on the codes of professional ethics and ethics opinions available from the American Bar Association and various state bar associations. Contents of this guide include Codes of Professional Ethics and ethics opinions.


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State Codes

In Print: The state codes of professional ethics are usually published in a volume with the state's court rules. To locate the court rules for a particular state, use the subject index to the state code.


  • Westlaw: Use the search bar at the top of the page - type name of the state followed by "rules of professional conduct" - link to the relevant section of the state annotated code should appear
  • Bloomberg Law: go to the page to Search and Browse All Legal Content. Select Jurisdiction to find the desired state, then browse to Court Rules to locate Rules of Professional Conduct (where available).

State Guides. The library has published a research guide for each state. Visit our Research Guides list to find the relevant state guide.