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Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Research Guide


Online Sources


This research guide includes both print and electronic resources for researching the issues in the areas of legal ethics and professional responsibility.  There are both primary and secondary resources included in this guide.  The call numbers on this page link to the library catalog records which provide information about location and availability of each item in the Ross Blakley Law Library.

Online Sources

Arizona Supreme Court: Arizona Judicial Ethics Advicory Committee Opinions
This webpage is part of the Arizona Supreme Court's website.  It provides Arizona Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee opinions from 1976 to the present.  The opinions are searchable and also available in lists by year or subject.

State Bar of Arizona: Formal Ethics Opinions
This webpage is part of the State Bar of Arizona's website.  It provides a searchable database of formal ethics opinions.  It is possible to search by keyword, phrase or opinion number.  This page provides links to the most recent opinions. 
There are links to the ethics rules and related opinions.

Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct
Provided by the State Bar of Arizona, this page lists the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct.  Users can open each rule individually and also read the opinions related to each rule.  Each rule is accompanied by comments.

Task Force on Professionalism Report (2005)
This task force was brought together to study the legal profession in the state of Arizona.  The task force met in subcommittees beginning in November, 2003 and issued this report in 2005.  The task force studied the professionalism of the members of the Arizona bar, looked at the causes of unprofessional conduct and then recommended ways to decrease unprofessional conduct by attorneys.

ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct
This is a leading source on legal ethics and professional conduct.  The manual includes Practice Guides on major topics, Model Rules and Standards, Current Reports, and ABA and State Ethics Opinions.  The information is searchable by using the Basic Search, Advanced Search or Guided Search capabilities.

Treatises and Practice Guides

Arizona Ethics Desk Reference
by The Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct, Arizona State Bar Association.
Law Reserve, KFA2476.5 .S78 1995 

Arizona Legal Ethics Handbook
by Daniel J. McAuliffe
Law Reserve, KFA2476.5 .M412 2003

The Virtuous Arizona Lawyer: Legal Ethics Beyond the Rules of Professional Conduct
with Michael G. Gaigneault in conjunction with the Arizona State Bar Association.
Law Reserve, KF306.A5 D2 1995  

Judicial Conduct and Ethics: A Reference Manual for Arizona Judges
by the State of Arizona Commission on Judicial Arizona Conduct, and the Arizona Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee
Law Reserve, KFA2925.5.D5 J84 1992   
Online at Judicial Conduct and Ethics

Bad Faith Litigation in Arizona
by Steven S. Guy and Robert K. Lewis
Law Reserve, KFA2585.A75 B2 2005  

Professional Responsibility (video recording)
by John Tuchi
Law Media, KF303 .B3 2008   v.13 DVD

Professional Responsibility: Examples and Explanations
by W. Bradley Wendel
Law Study Skills Collection, KF306.Z9 W46 2007

Professional Responsibility: A Student's Guide
by Ronald D. Rotunda and John S. Dzienkowski, The Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association.
Law Treatises, KF305.A15 S453 2006

Professional Responsibility in Criminal Defense Practice
by John Wesley Hall, Jr.
Law Treatises, KF306 .H25 2005   

The Legal Assistant's Practical Guide to Professional Responsibility
by Arthur Garwin
Law Treatises,  KF306.Z9 G3 2004   

Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession
by Nathan M. Crystal
Law Treatises, KF306 .C79 2004   

Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Other Selected Standards Including California and New York Rules on Professional Responsibility
by Thomas D. Morgan and Ronald D. Rotunda
Law Treatises, KF305.A2 M67 2008   

Modern Litigation and Professional Responsibility Handbook: The Limits of Zealous Advocacy
by William H. Fortune, Richard H. Underwood, and Edward J.  Imwinkelried
Law Treatises, KF306 .F67 2000 Sup. 2002   

ABA Compendium of Professional Responsibility Rules and Standards
Law Treatises,  KF305 .A2 2007

The Ethics of e-Discovery
by John M. Barkett
Law Treatises, KF8902.E42 B373 2009  

Legal Ethics: The Lawyer's Deskbook on Professional Responsibility
by Ronald D. Rotunda and John S. Dzienkowski
Law Reserve, KF306 .L44 2013-2014

Legal Ethics in a Nutshell
by Ronald D. Rotunda
Law Study Skills Collection, KF306.Z9 R688 2007

Ethics Theory and Practice
by Jacques P. Thiroux with Keith W. Krasemann
Law Treatises, BJ1012 .T47 2007

Legal Ethics: A Research Guide
by Lee F. Peoples
Law Reference, KF240 .L424   v.48

Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues
Edited by Steven M. Cahn and Peter Markie
Law Treatises, BJ1012 .E8944 2006  

Legal Ethics in Child Custody and Dependency Proceedings: A Guide for Judges and Lawyers
by William W. Patton
Law Treatises, KF306 .P38 2006  

Law, Medicine and Ethics
by Patricia A. King, Judith Areen, and Lawrence O. Gostin
Law Study Skills Collection, KF3821.A7 K56 2006  

Legal Ethics: A Comparative Study
Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., and Angelo Dondi
Law Treatises, K123 .H39 2004   

Ethics of the Lawyer's Work
by James E. Moliterno
Law Study Skills Collection, KF306.A4 M54 2003

Arizona Bar Associations and Organizations: Websites

National Associations and Organizations: Websites


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