Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct ("Ethics Committee")

Mission

The Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct ("Ethics Committee"), having been created by the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Arizona (the "State Bar") as a means of providing assistance to the State Bar and its members in the resolution of questions of professional ethics arising from time to time, shall provide non-binding ethical guidance to and for the benefit of Arizona lawyers. Ethical guidance may consist of formal or informal written opinions or informal advice in response to inquiries presenting questions of professional ethics with respect to the inquiring lawyer's own contemplated future conduct. Such opinions shall endeavor to construe and apply to the particular facts presented in each such inquiry and then-controlling ethical standards defining proper professional conduct of members of the State Bar.

The controlling ethical standards defining proper professional conduct of members of the State Bar include the Rules of Professional Conduct, contained in Rule 42, Ariz. R. S. Ct., as well as Rule 31, Ariz. R. S. Ct. (Regulation of the Practice of Law); Rule 41, Ariz. R. S. Ct. (Duties and Obligations of Members); and Rule 43, Ariz. R. S. Ct. (Trust Accounts).

SBA Committee Contact

Patricia Sallen
4201 N. 24th St., Ste. 210
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
602.340.7263

Committee Procedural Guidelines
Committee Statement of Jurisdiction

Ethics Hotline: 602.340.7284