The State Bar has recently made the Wisconsin Ethics Opinions freely available on their website. The ethics opinions can be reached in two ways:
- Use the direct link to search the opinions by keyword or by type (such as Formal, Informal , Withdrawn or Memorandum Opinions): https://www.wisbar.org/formembers/ethics/pages/opinions.aspx
- If you are used to navigating the WisBar site -Go to the State Bar’s homepage: https://www.wisbar.org/Pages/default.aspx then place your cursor on “for Members”. Finally, click on “Ethics” in the first column of the choices.
Previously, the ethics opinions were only available to State Bar members or by request. Now, legal scholars from across the US can access the opinions.
More information about the ethics opinions, rules and committee can be found on the Wisbar ethics homepage: https://www.wisbar.org/forMembers/Ethics/Pages/Ethics.aspx