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.
Washington Supreme Court Adopts New Comment to RPC 1.2
On November 5, 2014, the Washington Supreme Court meeting en banc adopted new Comment  to RPC 1.2, effective December 9, 2014. Under the subheading, Special Circumstances Presented by Washington Initiative 502, the comment addresses the ethical conduct of lawyers who wish to counsel and assist clients involved in marijuana-related business enterprises under a state law passed by voters in 2012 which legalized marijuana.
Prior to adoption of the comment, the Court published the suggested amendment for a 60 day public comment period which ended September 6, 2014.
All meetings are held at the WSBA offices in Seattle from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
Aug. 22, 2014
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April 11, 2014
Feb. 21, 2014
Dec. 13, 2013
Oct. 18, 2013
WSBA Staff Liaison
Jeanne Marie Clavere
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