Ethics Advisory Committee

The Ethics Advisory Committee was created in accordance with Rule 42.1. The Committee issues formal opinions on lawyer ethics, professionalism and the unauthorized practice of law.

Members of the Ethics Advisory Committee are appointed by the Chief Justice and must be members of the State Bar of Arizona. Each selected from a variety of practice areas, settings, and geographic locations. There are currently sixteen members, serving staggered three-year terms.

Please view the following formal opinions related to virtual practice. These opinions are for informational purposes only and were not issued by the Committee.

Pennsylvania Formal Ethics Opinion 2020-300 (working remotely)

American Bar Association Formal Opinion 498 (virtual practice)

The Ethics Advisory Committee submitted a rule change petition to modify Ethics Rule 1.5. Petition R-22-0022 is now available.

View proposed Ethics Opinions open for public comment.

Meet the current Committee members


Next Committee Meeting

December 16, 2022

9:30 A.M. 


Arizona Supreme Court
Conference Room 109/Zoom 

1501 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007


Meeting Schedule Formal Opinions Issued by the Committee
Meeting Materials & Agendas Pending Opinion Requests
How to File an Opinion Request Denied Opinions
Arizona State Bar Ethics Opinions pre-December 31, 2018 Contact Us