Lawyer Regulation

Purpose of Lawyer Discipline

The purposes of lawyer discipline proceedings are:

  • to protect the public
  • to protect the integrity of the legal system
  • to ensure the administration of justice
  • to deter further unethical conduct
  • to rehabilitate the offending lawyer
  • to deter unethical behavior by educating other lawyers and the public.

The Bar's Lawyer Regulation Department is set up to resolve attorney-client disputes informally and to formally investigate serious allegations of misconduct.

The purpose of attorney discipline is to protect the public and the administration of justice from attorneys who have not discharged their professional duties to clients, the public, the legal system, and the legal profession. The professional conduct of attorneys and the discipline process are governed by Rules 41-74, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

Lawyer's Creed of Professionalism
Read the Lawyer's Creed of Professionalism, which was adopted by the State Bar Board of Governors.

Oath of Admission to the State Bar
Each Arizona attorney takes this Oath as part of the admission process.