The California Rules of Professional Conduct are broken up into chapters.
You can click on each rule below for the text of the rule.
Chapter 1 deals with Professional Integrity in General.
- Rule 1-100 Rules of Professional Conduct, in General
- Rule 1-110 Disciplinary Authority of the State Bar
- Rule 1-120 Assisting, Soliciting, or Inducing Violations
- Rule 1-200 False Statement Regarding Admission to the State Bar
- Rule 1-300 Unauthorized Practice of Law
- Rule 1-310 Forming a Partnership With a Non-Lawyer
- Rule 1-311 Employment of Disbarred, Suspended, Resigned, or Involuntary Inactive Member
- Rule 1-320 Financial Arrangements With Non-Lawyers
- Rule 1-400 Advertising and Solicitation
- Rule 1-500 Agreements Restricting a Member's Practice
- Rule 1-600 Legal Service Programs
- Rule 1-650 Limited Legal Services Programs
- Rule 1-700 Member as Candidate for Judicial Office
- Rule 1-710 Member as Temporary Judge, Referee, or Court-Appointed Arbitrator
Chapter 2 deals with Relationship Among Members.
- Rule 2-100 Communication with a Represented Party
- Rule 2-200 Financial Arrangements Among Lawyers
- Rule 2-300 Sale or Purchase of a Law Practice of a Member, Living or Deceased
- Rule 2-400 Prohibited Discriminatory Conduct in a Law Practice
Chapter 3 deals with Professional Relationships with Clients.
- Rule 3-100 Confidential Information of a Client
- Rule 3-110 Failing to Act Competently
- Rule 3-120 Sexual Relations With Client
- Rule 3-200 Prohibited Objectives of Employment
- Rule 3-210 Advising the Violation of Law
- Rule 3-300 Avoiding Interests Adverse to a Client
- Rule 3-310 Avoiding the Representation of Adverse Interest
- Rule 3-320 Relationship With Other Party's Lawyer
- Rule 3-400 Limiting Liability to Client
- Rule 3-410 Disclosure of Professional Liability Insurance
- Rule 3-500 Communication
- Rule 3-510 Communication of Settlement Offer
- Rule 3-600 Organization as Client
- Rule 3-700 Termination of Employment
Chapter 4 deals with Financial Relationships with Clients.
- Rule 4-100 Preserving Identity of Funds and Property of a Client
- Rule 4-200 Fees for Legal Services
- Rule 4-210 Payment of Personal or Business Expenses Incurred by or for a Client
- Rule 4-300 Purchasing Property at a Foreclosure or a Sale Subject to Judicial Review
- Rule 4-400 Gifts From Client
Chapter 5 deals with Advocacy and Representation.
- Rule 5-100 Threatening Criminal, Administrative, or Disciplinary Charges
- Rule 5-110 Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor
- Rule 5-120 Trial Publicity
- Rule 5-200 Trial Conduct
- Rule 5-210 Member as Witness
- Rule 5-220 Suppression of Evidence
- Rule 5-300 Contract With Officials
- Rule 5-310 Prohibited Contact With Witnesses
- Rule 5-320 Contract With Juror