Legal Ethics Committee

The Legal Ethics Committee (LEC) is dedicated to upholding standards of ethics and professionalism in the San Diego legal community. They are charged with 1) providing feedback and comment on proposed opinions, rules, and legislation to the SDCBA Board, and 2) providing education about ethics issues to members. 

Ethics Hotline: (619) 231-0781 x4145

The Legal Ethics Hotline is a service for SDCBA attorney members in their consideration of legal ethics issues. The Hotline is staffed by members of the SDCBA Legal Ethics Committee. Once you read the disclosure for use of the Hotline here, you can then call (619) 231-0781 x4145, to leave your name and phone number, and the on-duty attorney will contact you within the next few business hours. Please note that this service is for attorneys only and not members of the public.

Ethics Quarterly

Ethics Quarterly, written by members of the Legal Ethics Committee, summarizes issues and holdings of ethics-related cases.To read the latest issue, click here. View an archive of past issues here.

Ethics Opinions

The Legal Ethics Committee issues advisory opinions regarding the ethical propriety of hypothetical attorney conduct. An archive of the SDCBA's Legal Ethics Opinions can be found here. The latest SDCBA Ethics Opinion, 2019-2, addresses the extent to which lawyers may use technology assisted review to identify documents to be produced in response to demands for production requiring analysis of voluminous documents. You can read the opinion here.


To learn more about the current projects of this committee, please contact the chair or Olga Blankson at

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