Legal Ethics

Ethics Advice

Written Advice

Some inquiries may be more appropriately answered by a formal committee opinion or by a letter opinion from the committee chair. Written inquiries should be addressed to:

Chair, Legal Ethics Committee
District of Columbia Bar
1101 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005-4210
fax: 202-824-1862

Informal Advice

The D.C. Bar's staff includes legal ethics counsel, Hope C. Todd, Saul Jay Singer and Erika Stillabower, who are available to discuss ethical issues related to the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct. For confidential informal advice, call the Legal Ethics Helpline at 202-737-4700 ext. 1010, or e-mail


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