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Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Research: NY Bar Ethics Opinions

This guide provides information on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsiblity, and identifies pertinent print and online resources available through the NYU Law Library

New York State Ethics Opinions

In addition to the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, state and local bar associations may also issue advisory opinions on ethical issues.  In New York, ethics opinions are also issued by the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics.  The opinions are advisory only - and address prospective conduct, not past conduct by an attorney. 

Sources for New York State Ethics Opinions

Below are sources for locating New York State ethics opinions.

Sources for New York City Ethics Opinions

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics also issues ethics opinions as a service to the profession.  Below are links to the City Bar Association ethics opinions.