The Ethics Department provides ethics advice to Arizona lawyers about their own future conduct, releases ethics opinions, creates and presents various CLE seminars, and staffs the Ethics Advisory Group. The Ethics Department does not handle lawyer discipline. Attorney-client disputes and allegations of misconduct are resolved through the Lawyer Regulation Department.
The Ethics Department is staffed by Ethics Counsel, Legal Services Manager and two Administrative Assistants.
Rules of Professional Conduct
Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinions
Pursuant to Rule 42.1(h), Ariz. R. Sup. Ct., proposed ethics opinions must be open for 90 days for public comment. After the public comment period ends, the Attorney Ethics Advisory Commitee (AEAC) will consider all submitted comments.
Currently there are no draft opinions open for comment.