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Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Research: ABA Model Rules

Guide to sources on how to conduct legal research in legal ethics and professional responsibility, including New York.

ABA Model Rules on Lexis Advance

Lexis Advance includes Legal Ethics topic, which further subdivides into the following:

  • Client Relations (Appearance of Impropriety, Attorney Duties to Client, Attorney Fees, Billing & Collection, Client Funds, Client Perjury, Conflict of Interest, General Overview, and Representation)
  • General Overview 
  • Judicial Conduct
  • Law Firms
  • Legal Services Marketing (Advertising, Contact with Prospective Clients, Firm Letterhead & Names, and General Overview)
  • Professional Conduct (Attorneys & Serbanes-Oxley, Electronic Communications, Frivolous Claims & Conduct, General Overview, Illegal Conduct, Misconduct, Nonlawyers, Opposing Counsel & Parties, Substance Abuse, and Tribunals)
  • Prosecutorial Conduct
  • Public Service
  • Sanctions (Disbarments, Disciplinary Proceedings, General Overview, Reciprocal Discipline, Reprimands, Suspensions) 
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law

Along number of state specific legal ethics titles, the following is also available: 

  • ABA Formal Ethics Opinions
  • ABA Informal Ethics Opinions
  • ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Code of Judicial Conduct
  • ALI CLE Course of study - Developments in Legal Ethics
  • Ethics Law Emerging Issues
  • The Ethics of Representing Organizations
  • Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
  • National Reporter on Legal Ethics
  • NYC Conflicts of Interest Board Decisions

Legal Ethics on Westlaw

Ethics & Professional Responsibility Texts & Treatises 





Additional materials are available as part of ABA Ethics Materials

Lastly, the Ethics & Professional Responsibility Form Finder is available to search across all jurisdictions. 

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Like materials are assigned the same subjects headings and shelved in the same area in the Library. 

Legal Ethics -- United States (233)
Legal Ethics -- United States -- States (7)
Lawyers -- United States -- States -- Discipline
Attorney and client -- United States (113)
Lawyers -- United States -- Discipline