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Purpose of Ethics Opinions: Proactive Approach to help Resolve Ethical Dilemmas
Committee/Opinion responds to inquiries regarding application of professional rules to proposed actions; of general interest to all practitioners
New Mexico Ethics Opinions
◦Comprised of & serves members of the State Bar.
◦Can be involved in submitting proposed Revisions to New Mexico Rules of Professional Conduct.
◦Reviews each ABA formal ethics opinion.
ABA Ethics Opinions
- Persuasive authority.
- Opinions meant to address a wide audience.
- Advisory and not binding on any court.
- ABA Informal opinions in contrast are specific to a unique factual situation.
- Show how ABA interprets Model Rules.
Westlaw for Law Schools This link opens in a new window
Comprehensive source of primary and secondary legal research resources; includes access to TWEN web courses. UNM law faculty, staff, and students--please speak with a Librarian if you need password assistance.
In Westlaw go to Secondary Resources then to filter Topics and choose Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
LexisNexis for Law Schools This link opens in a new window
Comprehensive source of primary and secondary legal research resources; includes access to Lexis web courses.
In Lexis go to Practice Area or Industry and choose Legal Ethics.