Ethics Advice

Utah attorneys with questions regarding their professional responsibilities can contact the Utah State Bar for informal guidance during any business day. The email is ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ethicshotline@utahbar.org. The Ethics Hotline is a resource for lawyers only. All ethics advice is non-binding and intended only to be informational.

The Ethics Hotline advises only on the inquiring lawyer’s own prospective conduct. The Ethics Hotline does not address legal issues, or past conduct, nor does it provide an opinion or advice about the conduct of anyone other than the inquiring lawyer. The Ethics Hotline cannot convey advice through a paralegal or other assistant.

Inquiring attorneys must be able to state their ethical question concisely and have an awareness of the controlling Rule of Professional Conduct. The guidance provided is informal advice and attorneys are urged to read the rules and exercise their own judgement.

Attorneys seeking formal advice should contact the Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee here: https://www.utahbar.org/bar-committee-ethics-advisory-opinions/