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 489 (virtual practice)
The Ethics Advisory Committee submitted a rule change petition to modify Ethics Rule 1.5. Petition R-22-0022 is available at https://www.azcourts.gov/Rules-Forum/aft/1308.
To view proposed Ethics Opinions open for public comment, please click here.
Meet the current Committee members.
Next Committee Meeting:
May 26th, 2022
Arizona Supreme Court
Conference Room 109/Zoom (Zoom information posted under "Meeting Materials")
1501 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007