Proposed Ethics Opinions

When there is an ethics inquiry that is a matter of first impression, cannot be answered with an ethics advisory, or may be of concern to the general membership of the bar, a written inquiry will be presented to the Ethics Committee at its next quarterly meeting. If the Committee decides that the written inquiry should be published as a proposed ethics opinion, then the opinion will be published in the State Bar Journal and on the State Bar’s website. This publication is made in order to give interested parties an opportunity to comment on the opinion or request to be heard. Following comment, the opinion may go through a “reconsideration” process or it may be adopted as a formal ethics opinion.