Materials on Legal Ethics in Georgia
www.clarkcunningham.org/GeorgiaLegalEthics.htm

State Bar of Georgia Web Site
---State Bar Handbook
---Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct

-- Formal Advisory Opinions: Indexed by GRPC Number
-- Formal Advisory Opinions: Indexed by Topic
-- Advisory Opinions listed Chronologically
-- Members of the Formal Advisory Opinion Board

Georgia Supreme Court Order Adopting the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct (June 12, 2000, effective January 1, 2001) (pdf)
Amendments to Rules of Professional Conduct effective June 9, 2004 (Rules 5.4, 7.3)
Amendments to Rules of Professional Conduct effective November 3, 2011 (multiple rules)
- Executive Summary, Office of the General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia
- Redline version of amendments
- Supreme Court Order dated November 3, 2011
Amendment to Rule 5.5 effective December 1, 2012
Order adding new Rule 6.5 effective June 12, 2013
Amendment to Rule 7.3 effective March 21, 2014

Georgia Code of Professional Responsibility and Disciplinary Standards in effect prior to January 1, 2001 (pdf)

State Bar Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Procedures

Georgia State Disciplinary Board
--Disciplinary Procedures: Table of Contents
-- Office of Bar Counsel: Review of Grievances
-- Investigative Panel: Powers and Duties
-- Special Masters: Powers and Duties
-- Review Panel: Review of Special Master Report
-- Members of the Investigative Panel

--- Internal Rules of the Investigative Panel
--Members of the Review Panel

--- Internal Rules of the Review Panel
-- Clerk of the Disciplinary Board

--- Rules of the Clerk of the Disciplinary Board

American Bar Association Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions


2014 State of the Judiciary Address by the Honorable Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson (February 5, 2014)

Proposed Changes to Disciplinary Rules to Protect Georgia Citizens (Letter from Professor Clark D. Cunningham to State Bar Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Procedures December 11, 2013)

Conduct of Assistant District Attorney Demone Lee (Letter from Professor Clark D. Cunningham to State Disciplinary Board December 10, 2013)
-- more information about Demone Lee case

Attorney General's Conduct on Ethics Commission Matters (Governor Nathan Deal case)
- July 23, 2014 Letter from Professor Clark D. Cunningham to Fulton County Daily Report Analyzing Statement of Attorney General Olens on Ethics Commission Matters (without attachments-10pages)
(with attachments-74pages)
- August 24, 2014 Letter from Professor Clark D. Cunningham to Fulton County Daily Report: Updated Analysis of Statement of Attorney General Olens on Ethics Commission Matters (3 pages)
-- Professor Clark D. Cunningham, AG's Conduct Under Scrutiny (updated presentation originally presented August 29, 2014, for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 25th Annual Urgent Legal Matters Seminar) (powerpoint version) (pdf version)
-- Order for Sanctions against Georgia Department of Law and Holly LaBerge filed September 3, 2014 (Judge Ural Glanville, Fulton County Superior Court)
-- More information including documents relating to Ethics Commission investigation of Governor Deal
and Motion for Sanctions against the Attorney General

This page is maintained by
Professor Clark D. Cunningham
Director, National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism
W. Lee Burge Chair in Law & Ethics
Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, Georgia USA

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