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Professional Responsibility

The American Bar Association (ABA) has prohibited me from reproducing the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Model Code of Professional Responsibility on this website. Although I can see no copyright issue barring me from doing so, the ABA did grant me permission to link to its website, which already reproduces those rules. So, if you go to the frames page, you must link to the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct site to compare the Texas Disciplinary Rules with the Model Rules. I find the ABA's position appalling, given that the MPRE is based in large part on the Model Rules, and that it has apparently allowed others permission to reprint the Model Rules. I have written an article on this subject, The Ethics of Copyrighting Ethics Rules, 36 U. Toledo L. Rev. 235 (2005). The article is also available online at http://utlaw.edu/lawreview/ariens.pdf

Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct

Comments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct

Texas Disciplinary Rules and Comments in Frames

Comparison via Frames of Texas and Model Rules

Texas Cases and Opinions (under construction)

Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure

Texas Legal Ethics Opinions   (You will be directed to another website)

Texas Code of Judicial Conduct