Legal Ethics

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The D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Program provides guidance on questions that arise under the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct.  Program services include publication of formal advisory opinions and confidential informal consultation with legal ethics counsel.

Most Recent Reports and Recommendations

  • February 2020 Proposed Amendments to Selected D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct
    Report and Recommendations
    Download and Save. This is a 77-page, 615kb PDF document.
     
  • March 2021 Proposed Amendments to D.C. Rule 8.4 Report and Recommendations
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  • Proposed Changes to Rule 1.6(k) (Confidentiality of Information)
    (June 2020 -- Report for Public Comment)
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  • Proposed Changes to Rule 8.5 (Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law)
    (June 2020 -- Report for Public Comment)
    Download and Save. This is a 26-page, 351kb PDF document.
     
  • Alternate Proposal to Adopt Model Rule 8.5(b)(2)
    (June 2020 -- Report for Public Comment)
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