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Resources for Louisiana State Law Research: Ethics Materials

Louisiana Legal Ethics

Louisiana Legal Ethics is a weblog and e-resource created by Loyola College of Law Professor Dane Ciolino. This site, which went live on October 1, 2009, is designed to be a convenient ethics resource for Louisiana judges, lawyers and law students.

In addition to the blog content, it contains the full text of each of the current Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct, including:

  • “background” information regarding the adoption of each rule by the Louisiana Supreme Court
  • related ABA resources, including the comments to the corresponding ABA model rule
  • annotations discussing Louisiana case law and administrative decisions relevant to each rule.

Louisiana State Ethics Information

Online (subscription databases):

Westlaw: Louisiana Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Cases database (LAETH-CS) contains cases relating to the regulation of the practice of law and of bar associations and their members from Louisiana state courts.

Lexis Advance: Ethics Cases from all jurisdictions.  Filter your results by State and Louisiana to access Louisiana ethics decisions.

Online (public access):

Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board:

The website of the LADB has information on filing and responding to a complaint, archived decisions and disciplinary rules, and other useful material, including a Formal Hearing Practice Guide.

Louisiana State Bar Association: Ethics Advisory Opinions - Public opinions prepared by a subcommittee of the Rules of Professional Conduct Committee originating from actual requests for ethics advisory opinions by lawyer members of the Louisiana Bar Association. Coverage from 2005 - present.

Louisiana Supreme Court: Code of Judicial Conduct