My regular ethics column for the The Bencher, the national publication of the American Inns of Court, appears in the current issue and compiles an array of resources that are available to shed light on issues of legal ethics. Unlike typical legal research where court decisions are the primary source for relevant authority, many decisions in the world of legal ethics happen in the context of private rulings, opinions of bar association committees or the disciplinary counsel for a particular state. Thus, treatises and commentaries in law reviews and other materials other than court decisions, often called secondary sources, need to be consulted and may carry more weight than in other areas of the law.

In my latest article entitled: Resources for Legal Ethics and Analysis, I provide a amalgamation of many online and “hard copy” sources for those hoping to find answers, or illumination, on legal ethics issues.