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.
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
All meetings are held at the WSBA in Seattle.
December 13, 2013
October 18, 2013
WSBA Staff Liaison
Jeanne Marie Clavere
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