Online Legal Ethics Resource

Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog site of the week is the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility's online resource center. Jim says "(T)he ABA Center for Professional Responsibility homepage provides free ethics and professionalism resources for lawyers, such as an online version of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, links to many ethics and professionalism resources and various reports and studies. This is the place to retrieve ABA Formal Ethics Opinions. Access to the ethics opinions is free for the first year after their issuance for ABA members. You can also purchase individual opinions for $7.50 each, become a member of the Center for complementary copies of all ethics opinions or take advantage of their ethics opinions subscription service to have them delivered to you as they are issued. Another service that is not always free, but may well be worth the modest fee when you need the help is their ETHICSearch Research Service where staff lawyers do the research for you."