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Arizona Primary Legal Materials

A quick guide to Arizona government documents and State court decisions.


Ethics opinions are written by the Arizona State Bar in response to queries from lawyers about whether past or potential actions are considered ethical.  While bar association ethics opinions are themselves not binding, case law on legal ethics in the jurisdiction where the case was decided is binding.


  • Arizona Ethics Opinions: (Official Print Version) Phoenix: State Bar of Arizona — Opinions issued by State Bar Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct discussing issues and rules involving attorney professional conduct. Issued by year-opinion number.  Listed by opinion number and date in Digest of Ethics Opinions, 1954-1994. Available in Law Library (KFA2476.5.A2 S79)
  • Arizona Ethics Opinions (Online) State Bar of Arizona - Provides an online, searchable database of opinions.  Feature allows searching by opinion number, or year.  Also provides access to the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct and each Rule has links to the Ethics Opinions which have interpreted the rule.