Professional LiabilityJosh J.T. Byrne, The Legal Intelligencer
Roundup of Bar Associations' Ethics Advisory Opinions
Few lawyers who have not specifically looked into the subject have any idea how prolific the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania bar associations are at generating advisory ethics opinions. So far in 2014, the Philadelphia Bar Association issued six advisory opinions and the Pennsylvania Bar Association issued two formal opinions and at least 15 advisory opinions. While we do not have space to explore all of these opinions, we will review some of the highlights below. Attorneys should be aware of these opinions, which serve as "FAQs" regarding our profession.