Ethics Advisory Opinions

Arkansas Supreme Court Office of Ethics Counsel

The Supreme Court of Arkansas established the Office of Ethics Counsel (OEC), adopted rules for operation of the Office, and amended Arkansas Rules of Professional Conduct 1.6 (Confidentiality) and 8.3 (Reporting) to conform to the new OEC operational rules.

The purpose of OEC is to provide to Arkansas licensed attorneys in good standing and pro hac vice admittees free information and informal guidance, advice, and opinion in the areas of attorney ethical conduct and interpretation of the Arkansas Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys at Law and for review of proposed attorney advertising, marketing, and solicitation materials.

Submission of attorney requests for OEC services may be by email, telephone, or letter to the contact information listed below. Email is preferred. 

Stark Ligon, Ethics Counsel 

Office of Ethics Counsel
Justice Building, Room 0100
625 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Telephone/ Ethics Helpline: 501-683-4014


Rules of Professional Conduct

Office of the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct

Procedure for Issuing Ethics Advisory Opinions

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