Committee on Professional Ethics

 

The Committee on Professional Ethics (CPE) issues advisory opinions to address recurring or emerging ethics issues faced by WSBA members. The advisory opinions cover a broader context and provide members with in-depth guidance on the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) as applied to a wide variety of practice areas. The CPE also plays a key role in the review and suggestion of potential amendments to the RPCs.

The WSBA Board of Governors authorized the creation of the CPE in May 2013 to succeed the former Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) Committee.

Initiative 502

In response to a request by the Washington Supreme Court and the WSBA Board of Governors, the Committee on Professional Ethics issued a report and recommendations concerning the ethics of legal practice under Initiative 502 which legalized recreational marijuana in Washington State. The CPE report and recommendations were approved by the Board at its January 2014 meeting and are currently under review before the Supreme Court Rules Committee.

CPE Report and Recommendations 

GR 9 Cover Sheet

Committee Meetings

All meetings are held at the WSBA in Seattle.

  • October 18, 2013
  • December 13, 2013
  • February 21, 2014
  • April 11, 2014
  • June 13, 2014
  • August 22, 2014 

Minutes

December 13, 2013

October 18, 2013

 

Contact us 

Committee Chair

Mark Fucile
mark@frllp.com

WSBA Staff Liaison

Jeanne Marie Clavere
jeannec@wsba.org

Advisory Opinions

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