A myriad of ethical considerations can arise during the course of appellate representation. This page and links to specific topics provide the practitioner with resources to help in navigating the ethics in appellate practice. 

General Ethics Resources

Authorities - Statutes & Rules

Bar Associations

Law Schools



Administration of Office and Files
Adverse Consequences
Appellate Counsel Duties
Attorney-Client Confidentiality
Client Records
Client Relations 
Confidential Records
Conflicts of Interest
Cooperation, Trial Attorney's Continuing Duty
Ethics in the Electronic Era


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