Legal Malpractice

American Legal Ethics Library (Cornell LII)

Cornell Legal Information Institute maintains a digital library containing the state codes or rules setting standards for the professional conduct of lawyers. Commentary is provided for some jurisdictions.

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

In addition to information about the organization, find an index to Web-based resources on ethics rules and codes, ethics opinions, bar admission rules, and more.

Code of Conduct for United States Judges

(PDF File) Cornell offers this Code as a folio infobase. It reproduces the 1995-96 edition of the canons with commentary. 

Ethics and Lawyering Today

Lawyers Bill Freivogel and Lucian Pera produce this free monthly newsletter on current developments in the various laws, rules of ethics, and other regulations that govern how lawyers practice law. It's available by email subscription and at the Web site. The archive begins with the March 2001 issue, but does not include a search feature.

Freivogel on Conflicts

Lawyer William Freivogel authors this guide to conflicts of interest. "[D]esigned for lawyers who have a basic knowledge of the conflicts rules," the site provides commentary with ample cited references on a variety of complex issues. A What's New page keeps track of developments.

Justia Legal Malpractice Overview

Provides an overview of legal malpractice, with links to other web resources.

Legal Ethics Opinion Summaries

McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn offers summaries of legal ethics opinions by the Virginia State Bar and the American Bar Association (ABA). Search the summaries by keyword, or browse them by topic. The summaries are short, typically consisting of a few sentences, along with the number and date of the opinion.

This is one of the best sites on the Internet for legal commentary. It also offers a comprehensive collection of links to state ethics opinions, government agencies dealing with professional ethics issues, and other Web resources dealing with professional ethics.

National Organization of Bar Counsel

The Web site for this organization offers commentary and case summaries pertaining to legal ethics issues. Also find a private listserv where NOBC members can exchange ideas and have questions answered.