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Legal Ethics: Selective Internet Resources

Selective Internet Resources

American Bar Association: Center for Professional Responsibility

  • http://www.americanbar.org/groups/professional_responsibility.html
  • Under the 'Resources' menu are ABA Formal Ethics Opinions, Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Model Code of Judicial Conduct, Directory of State Disciplinary Agencies, Model Disciplinary Rules, Standards and Surveys, Client Protection Model Rules, Directories and Surveys, ABA Professional Responsibility Policy, State, National and International Professional Responsibility Resources, Global Resources, Lawyer Advertising, Lawyer Mentoring Programs, Lawyer Specialization, Sources for Lawyer Certification, Professionalism Codes, Commissions and Reports, Resources for the Consumers of Legal Services, ABA National Lawyer Regulatory Data Bank.

American Legal Ethics Library by Cornell's LII

  • http://www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/
  • The website provides narratives (analysis) of 23 states. It lists state ethical codes by jurisdiction and by topic. It also provides special collection of material on multidisciplinary practice.
  • Stopped being updated since Jan. 1, 2013.

LegalEthics.com

  • http://www.legalethics.com/
  • LegalEthics.com is a web site focused on the ethical issues associated with the use of technology by legal professionals. It is is updated by Peter Krakaur and Professor David Hricik of Mercer University School of Law.

Freivogel on Conflicts: A Guide to Conflicts of Interest for Lawyers

Board of Bar Overseers/Office of the Bar Council

 

Mass Trial Court Law Libraries: Massachusetts Law About Ethics

  • MGL c.268A as amended by St.2009, c.28: Conflict of Interest Law
  • MGL c.268B as amended by St.2009, c.28 and c.105: Financial Disclosure Law
  • Massachusetts Regulations
  • Massachusetts Ethics Rules
  • Massachusetts Ethics Opinions

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts: Office of Reporter Decisions

The United States Administrative Office of the Courts: Local Rules

  • http://www.uscourts.gov/Court_Locator/CourtWebsites.aspx 
  • The website provides links to local federal court rules.
  • Federal courts adopt their own rules regarding attorney conduct and discipline. Rules of the Supreme Court and Federal courts of Appeals are found in Title 28 of the United States Code.
  • Lawyers appearing before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts are governed by "those cannons and rules adopted by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, embodied in Rules 3:05, 3:07 and 3:08 of said court . . . ." Loc. R. 83.6(4)(B).