The ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct™ is a trusted, authoritative source for news and guidance on virtually every aspect of attorney conduct and legal ethics.  Understand cases and decisions that directly impact your work, and avoid damaging conflicts and sanctions.


Current Reports

Detailed news and analysis of judicial and regulatory developments relating to legal ethics and professional practice.


Practice Guides include an overview of dozens of ethical and professional topics, detailed background information and analysis of the law, and descriptions of how courts and ethics committees have applied the law in particular fact situations. 

BNA Insights

Expertly authored by practitioners offering real world guidance on the legal ethics issues that are shaping the practice of law.

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Includes links to state websites for full text of state ethics rules and opinions. As well as multi-year archives of Current Reports and ethics opinions online.

Key Laws & Regulations

Key Laws & Regulations covering state ethics rules and federal laws and regulations affecting attorney conduct (including Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and federal agency rules).

Topics Covered

  • Advertising and solicitation
  • Client funds and property
  • Confidentiality
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Fees
  • Lawyer-client relationship
  • Malpractice
  • Misconduct and discipline
  • Multijurisdictional practice
  • Obligations to third parties
  • Sanctions
  • Social Media
  • Trial conduct
  • Types of practice


Product Structure

Reference: analysis, guidance, and primary source material. 
Notification: current reports providing news and developments. 

Formats and Frequency

Continually published online, with email highlights.
Web version offers full text of every ABA ethics opinion issued from 1986 onward, digests of state and local ethics opinions from 1986 to the present, and links to state websites for full text of state ethics rules and opinions.