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Formal Ethics Opinions

A proposed ethics opinion becomes a formal ethics opinion once it has been considered and approved by the Council of the North Carolina State Bar. The approval process takes place at the quarterly meeting immediately following publication of the proposed opinion. A proposed opinion may go through the “reconsideration” process several times before it is ultimately adopted as a formal ethics opinion.


Summaries and commentary on Formal Ethics Opinions from the January 2016 Quarterly Meeting of the North Carolina State Bar

Commentary by Regan Gatlin, Ethics Editor


 

Summaries and commentary on Formal Ethics Opinions from the October 2015 Quarterly Meeting of the North Carolina State Bar

Commentary by Ana Hopper, Editor in Chief


Summaries and commentary on Formal Ethics Opinions from the July 2015 Quarterly Meeting of the North Carolina State Bar

Commentary by Ana Hopper, Editor in Chief, and Regan Gatlin, Ethics Editor


Summaries and commentary on Formal Ethics Opinions from the April 2015 Quarterly Meeting of the North Carolina State Bar

Commentary by Ana Hopper, Editor in Chief, and Regan Gatlin, Ethics Editor


Summaries and commentary on Formal Ethics Opinions from the January 2015 Quarterly Meeting of the North Carolina State Bar

Commentary by Ana Hopper, Editor in Chief


Summaries and commentary on Formal Ethics Opinions from the October 2014 Quarterly Meeting of the North Carolina State Bar

Commentary by Ana Hopper, Editor in Chief


Summaries and commentary on Formal Ethics Opinions from the July 2014 Quarterly Meeting of the North Carolina State Bar

Commentary by Ana Hopper, Editor in Chief, and Regan Gatlin, Ethics Editor


Summaries and commentary on Formal Ethics Opinions from the January 2014 Quarterly Meeting of the North Carolina State Bar

Commentary by Tripp Huffstetler, Senior Staff Writer, and Harper Gwatney, Associate Editor


Summaries and commentary on Formal Ethics Opinions from the October 2013 Quarterly Meeting of the North Carolina State Bar

Commentary by Tripp Huffstetler, Senior Staff Writer, and Harper Gwatney, Associate Editor


Summaries and commentary on Formal Ethics Opinions from the July 2013 Quarterly Meeting of the North Carolina State Bar

Commentary by Tripp Huffstetler, Senior Staff Writer, and Harper Gwatney, Associate Editor


For more information on how the State Bar rules on questions of legal ethics, refer to the North Carolina State Bar’s website.