General Information andGuidelines
All ethics advice is non-binding and intended only to be informational. However, reliance on telephonic ethics advice may be considered as mitigating in a disciplinary proceeding.
Ethics Counsel advises only on the inquiring attorney's own prospective conduct. Inquiries are confidential unless the inquiring attorney requested disclosure or a court orders disclosure. The Ethics Hotline does not address professionalism matters, legal issues, or past conduct; nor does it provide an opinion or advice about the conduct of anyone other than the inquiring attorney. Ethics Counsel does not provide advice via email and cannot convey advice through a paralegal or other assistant.
When Ethics Counsel is unavailable, calls are handled by the members of the Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct ("Ethics Committee"). The Ethics Committee is composed of approximately thirty volunteer attorneys and judges. Judges do not field ethics calls.
Contact Information and Hours of Operation
The State Bar of Arizona's Ethics Hotline answers calls from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If calling outside of these hours, you may leave a voicemail requesting a callback.
Ethics Hotline Number:
State Bar of Arizona
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266