The Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee is made up of active members of the bar.  The Committee Chair and a member of the judiciary are appointed by the President of the Bar.  The remaining voting members are appointed by a selection committee comprised of the Bar President, a Bar Commissioner, and the Committee Chair.For a complete list of the members of the Committee, click here.

  • The rules governing the Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee, including the Safe Harbor rule, can be found here.
  • The rules of procedure followed by the Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee, including how to request an Ethics Advisory Opinion, can be found here.

UTAH ATTORNEYS NOTE: Access to the index of Ethics Opinions below is provided as a courtesy to the public. Utah attorneys and members of the Paralegal Division interested in researching ethics opinions are strongly encouraged to access the EAOC Opinion Library located inside of their Casemaker account. Casemaker cross indexes ethics advisory opinions with rules and case law where cited providing for a more comprehensive research experience. Casemaker is a group benefit to all members of the Bar, there is no charge to Bar members for its use.

On this site, EAOC Opinions are broken out by year published and professional conduct rules sited. Not all rules have been referenced for the creation EAOC opinions. Rules that have no reference in any opinion will not be linked.


Rule 2 -Counselor

  • 2.1. Advisor
  • 2.2. REPEALED
  • 2.3. Evaluation for use by third persons
  • 2.4. Lawyer Serving as Third-Party Neutral

Rule 3 – Advocate

Rule 6 – Public Service

Rule 8 – Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession