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New Ethics Opinions Approved by Committee

New Ethics Opinions Approved by Committee On Oct. 18, 2019, the Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics approved two new ethics opinion for publication. Prior to approval, the committee sought and collected written comments from members of the state bar on the proposed draft opinions. The results of the committee’s review, and links to the […]

State Bar Seeks Feedback on Formal Ethics Opinions

State Bar Seeks Feedback on Formal Ethics Opinions The State Bar of Nevada’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has drafted two formal opinions and is seeking comments from membership. The formal opinions are regarding the following matters: Employment or Stock Award Agreements: Do employment or stock award agreements that impose a covenant not to […]

New Podcast Series on Lawyer Ethics

New Podcast Series on Lawyer Ethics Brief Moments, the State Bar of Nevada’s official podcast, has launched a new series on lawyer ethics. It provides guidance to attorneys practicing in the state of Nevada regarding the Rules of Professional Conduct. Speakers are attorneys in the State Bar of Nevada’s Office of Bar Counsel. The first […]

New, Returning Members Appointed to Ethics Advisory Commission

The Supreme Court of the State of Nevada has appointed Judge Abbi Silver, Judge Bryce Duckworth, Judge Nancy Allf and Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa to two year terms to the Ethics Advisory Commission. Judge Allf and Justice of the Peace Saragosa were reappointed to the commission as their terms were set to expire […]

Ethics Opinions

Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility Formal Advisory Opinions OPINION 54 – 1/11/2018 – Does an attorney violate Rule 4.2, which prohibits contact with a person who is represented by counsel, by making public records requests to a state or local government agency or department when the attorney is actively involved in litigation against that agency […]

Ethics FAQs

What is attorney discipline? All attorneys licensed to practice law in Nevada are sworn to uphold the ethical standards of conduct adopted by the Supreme Court of Nevada. These standards are listed in the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1 through 8.5 and are enforced by the State Bar of Nevada. Any attorney who violates […]

Ethics Hotline

Nevada-licensed attorneys with questions regarding their professional responsibilities can contact the Office of Bar Counsel for informal guidance during any business day. The phone number for the State Bar’s ethics hotline is (702) 382-2200 or toll free (800) 254-2797. Each day, a State Bar attorney is assigned to take calls from Nevada-licensed attorneys with questions about their […]

Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics

Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics The Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics, which includes 11 members plus one liaison from the Board of Governors, is governed by Nevada Supreme Court Rules 222 though 228. The purpose of the committee is to make available advisory opinions on the ethical considerations of the practice […]

Ethics & Discipline

The Office of Bar Counsel protects the public by educating and assisting lawyers to practice ethically and competently. Through its Boards, the office will discipline those lawyers who are found to have violated the Rules of Professional Conduct. All investigations of possible attorney misconduct are conducted through the Office of Bar Counsel. In matters that warrant […]

New Podcast Episode Now Available: Business Transactions with Clients

New Podcast Episode Now Available: Business Transactions with Clients The third episode of Brief Moments’ series on lawyer ethics is now available. It explores requirements related to, and potential pitfalls of entering into business transactions with clients. To listen, visit the Brief Moments homepage at https://www.nvbar.org/brief-moments-the-state-bar-of-nevadas-podcast/ or listen in your favorite podcast app by subscribing to our […]