These nonbinding advisory opinions are issued by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission in response to prospective or hypothetical questions regarding the application of the ethics rules applicable to Indiana judges and lawyers. The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission is solely responsible for the content of advisory opinions, and the advice contained in these opinions is not attributable to the Indiana Supreme Court.
Advisory opinions will be issued as the need arises, as determined by the Commission. Requests from individuals for a formal written advisory opinion will not be entertained by the Commission; such requests must come from an organized bar entity or agency.
Opinion #1-18 - Lawyer participation in online legal referral services (April 9, 2018)
Opinion #2-18 - Lawyer affiliation with legal services companies and out-of-state law firms (December 11, 2018)
Opinion #1-20 - Third Party Comments or Tags on a Lawyer’s Social Media (July 13, 2020)
Opinion #1-21 - Lawyers’ Responsibility for their Nonlawyer Assistants’ Notarial Acts (October 19, 2021)
Opinion #1-22 - Lawyers’ Public Comments on Pending Matters (March 14, 2022)
Opinion #2-22 - Detecting and Navigating Conflicts of Interest (July 6, 2022)
Opinion #3-22 - Detecting and Navigating Imputed Conflicts of Interest (November 18, 2022)
Opinion #1-23 - Detecting and Navigating Imputed Conflicts of Interests of Current and Former Government Officials, Lawyers, and Employees (March 30, 2023)