Rules and Other Resources

Rules of Professional Conduct

Attorneys practicing in Arizona are subject to the Rules of Professional Conduct contained in Rule 42, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. These rules differ from state to state. Whether you are a newly admitted attorney, or one admitted on motion, you must familiarize yourself with these rules.

Arizona Supreme Court Rules

You can follow all aspects of court rulemaking on the Court Rules Forum. The site includes existing rules, recent amendments, pending rule petitions and comments, recent court actions on rules, and an annual schedule of the Court's consideration of rules.  This website also llows you to electronically file and monitor your own court rule petitions and comments.

Good Practices Prevent Money Laundering

The ABA Task Force on Gatekeeper Regulation and the Profession has worked with other entities to develop voluntary good practices guidance for lawyers to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.  The Task Force has concerns about how mandatory gatekeeper provisions might affect confidential attorney-client relationships and other issues.  Below are two publications from the ABA Task Force.

Voluntary Good Practices Guidance for Lawyers to Detect and Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

FAQs on the Gatekeeper Initiative and Voluntary Good Practices Guidance

Maintaining a Good Client/Attorney Relationship

The Bar has a variety of consumer resources designed to help you work better with an attorney:

  • "How to Talk to Your Lawyer" explains how to communicate well with an attorney, what you and your attorney should expect from each other, and how to reduce your costs and fees.
  • For more information about our Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program, click here.
  •  "Information About Disputes With Lawyers" provides information on resolving tensions or problems with your lawyer. 



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