PROFESSIONAL LICENSE DEFENSE

CONDUCT AND PROCEDURAL RULES

Texas attorneys must abide by the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct(pdf) and Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure (pdf). Texas judges are covered by the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct (pdf) and the Procedural Rules for Removal or Retirement of Judges (pdf). Aspirational guidance for lawyers is found in the Texas Lawyer’s Creed (pdf)

 

Texas Center for Legal Ethics This independent non-profit offers ethics reference materials (including attorney ethics opinions), courses, and public education on ethics and professionalism for the legal industry and judiciary.

University of Houston Law Center – Texas Ethics Reporter This website serves as a clearinghouse of current and past Texas professional conduct rules, attorney and judicial ethics opinions, and other resources.

TEXAS GRIEVANCE SYSTEM

About the Grievance Process Get details on the State Bar of Texas Client Attorney Assistance Program, fee disputes, and rules and procedures regarding the attorney grievance process in Texas

Board of Disciplinary Appeals The Board of Disciplinary Appeals is a statewide independent adjudicatory body of 12 attorneys appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to hear appeals of certain attorney disciplinary cases. The board’s website includes published opinions regarding disciplinary appeals