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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.


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

Commentary by Katelyn Heath, Ethics Editor, and Kendra Alleyne, Associate Editor.


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

Commentary by Katelyn Heath, Staff Writer


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

Commentary by Ana Hopper, Editor in Chief


 Summaries and commentary on the Proposed 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 the Proposed 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 the Proposed 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


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