Library Information

Location

The library is located on the first floor of the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building.

Address

Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library
300 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104

Hours

Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. except State holidays. (Calendar)

NOTE: Appellate Court Briefs may be filed in the State Law Library from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.





Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct

All rules are in pdf format.

PREAMBLE

CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP

Rule 1.1. Competence.
Rule 1.2. Scope of Representation.
Rule 1.3. Diligence.
Rule 1.4. Communication.
Rule 1.5. Fees.
Rule 1.6. Confidentiality of Information.
Rule 1.7. Conflict of Interest: General Rule.
Rule 1.8. Conflict of Interest: Prohibited Transactions.
Rule 1.9. Conflict of Interest: Former Client.
Rule 1.10. Imputed Disqualification: General Rule.
Rule 1.11. Successive Government and Private Employment.
Rule 1.12. Former Judge or Arbitrator, Mediator, or Other Third-Party Neutral.
Rule 1.13. Organization as Client.
Rule 1.14. Client with Diminished Capacity.
Rule 1.15. Safekeeping Property.
Rule 1.16. Declining or Terminating Representation.

COUNSELOR

Rule 2.1 Advisor.
Rule 2.2. Intermediary.
Rule 2.3. Evaluation for Use by Third Persons.

ADVOCATE

Rule 3.1 Meritorious Claims and Contentions.
Rule 3.2. Expediting Litigation.
Rule 3.3. Candor Toward the Tribunal.
Rule 3.4. Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel.
Rule 3.5. Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal.
Rule 3.6. Trial Publicity.
Rule 3.7. Lawyer as Witness.
Rule 3.8. Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor.
Rule 3.9. Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings.
Rule 3.10. Threatening Criminal Prosecution.

TRANSACTIONS WITH PERSONS OTHER THAN CLIENTS

Rule 4.1 Truthfulness in Statements to Others.
Rule 4.2. Communication with Person Represented by Counsel.
Rule 4.3. Dealing with Unrepresented Person.
Rule 4.4. Respect for Rights of Third Persons.

LAW FIRMS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Rule 5.1 Responsibilities of a Partner or Supervisory Lawyer.
Rule 5.2. Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer.
Rule 5.3. Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants.
Rule 5.4. Professional Independence of a Lawyer.
Rule 5.5. Unauthorized Practice of Law.
Rule 5.6. Restrictions on Right to Practice.

VI. TRIALS

Rule 6.1 Pro Bono Publico Service.
Rule 6.2. Accepting Appointments.
Rule 6.3. Membership in Legal Services Organization.
Rule 6.4. Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests.
Rule 6.5. Nonprofit and Court-Annexed Limited Legal Services Programs.
Rule 6.6. Special Membership for Pro Bono Services.

INFORMATION ABOUT LEGAL SERVICES

Rule 7.1 Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services.
Rule 7.2. Advertising.
Rule 7.3. Direct Contact with Prospective Clients.
Rule 7.4. Communication of Fields of Practice.
Rule 7.5. Firm Names and Letterheads.
Rule 7.6. Professional Cards of Nonlawyers.
Rule 7.7. [Rescinded.]

MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF THE PROFESSION

Rule 8.1 Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters.
Rule 8.2. Judicial and Legal Officials.
Rule 8.3. Reporting Professional Misconduct.
Rule 8.4. Misconduct.
Rule 8.5. Jurisdiction.