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Ethics Opinions, Wisconsin
  • AK0049
  • 978-1-57862-37-1

614+ pp.;
2nd edition - 2016-2017
(Includes 2018-2019 Supplement)

Get ethics opinions from the source

Now everyone in your firm can easily locate the original Wisconsin ethics opinions by using one convenient source — Wisconsin Ethics Opinions. With its easy-to-read format and detailed subject index, this book greatly facilitates your research.

Wisconsin Ethics Opinions contains the complete text of opinions issued since 1954 — including Formal and Informal Opinions and Memorandum Decisions –by the State Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Ethics. Opinions of the committee apply the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys and the prior standards in the Code of Professional Responsibility to specific factual situations. Although not binding, these ethics opinions constitute an important source of ethics guidance for Wisconsin lawyers.

Stay current with the most recent suppplement

The 2018-2019 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • A new formal ethics opinion that discussed potential ethics-related concerns arising from in-house counsel’s provision of legal services to the customers of the attorney’s non-law-firm employer
  • A new formal ethics opinion that addressed whether a conflict of interest might arise out of an attorney’s preparation of a form contract for a client
  • Revised ethics opinions concerning (1) an attorney’s duty to be candid with the court about the number of a defendant’s prior convictions and (2) ethical duties relating to metadata
  • Recent Ethical Dilemmas columns written by the State Bar ethics counsel on various ethics-related concerns

Summary of contents

  • Introduction
  • How to Use This Book
  • Table of Opinions
  • Memorandum Opinions
  • Informal Opinions
  • Formal Opinions
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys (SCR Chapter 20)
  • Areas of Practice Index
  • Subject Index

Find help when you need it

Wisconsin Ethics Opinions is your go-to source for the ethics opinion you’re looking for to help you stay within the standards of professional conduct the Wisconsin Supreme Court has defined.

Order your copy today!

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