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Legal Ethics and Legal Profession Research Guide

This guide focuses on the codes of professional ethics and ethics opinions from the American Bar Association and state bar associations. This guide also identifies resources for researching management of law offices and corporate legal departments.

Legal Practice and Profession

An attorney's ethical duty to the legal profession includes working to ensure that all members of the public have equal access to the justice system.  Many jurisdictions maintain that staying generally informed of developments in best practices in the legal profession is a way for attorneys to ensure that their clients are not disadvantaged.

Legal publications and reports published by research institutes are notable sources of information on current developments in the best practice of law.  Resources on law firm management (also applicable to solo practices and legal departments) can further help attorneys meet their ethical obligations by enhancing their operational ability to properly represent their clients.