Research guides

Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct

Other State & Federal Rules

"Virtually all states have a version of the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct that authorizes discipline for a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer, or for conduct that involves 'dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation,' or is 'prejudicial to the administration of justice'." Deborah L. Rhode & Alice Woolley, Comparative Perspectives on Lawyer Regulation: An Agenda for Reform in the United States and Canada, 80 Fordham L. Rev. 2761, 2769 (2011).

Some jurisdictions may include their Rules of Professional Conduct on their websites. Check the jurisdiction's website for more information.

State Resources

Individual States' Codes, Statutes, or Court Rules
For a specific state, check the state's code, statutes, and/or court rules for rules of professional conduct. Jenkins collects the statutes and court rules for all 50 states and the administrative codes for select states. Search the Jenkins' catalog for a specific resource.

Federal Resources

Judicial Conduct and Disability U.S. Ct. of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Includes PDFs of the Complaint Form, Information and Instructions for Filing a Complaint, and Rules for Judicial-Conduct and Judicial-Disability Proceedings.

Federal Court Rules
Jenkins collects federal court rules for most states. Search the Jenkins' catalog for a specific resource.