ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility
- This term references a set of guidelines established by the American Bar Association in 1969. These set forth nine canons or principles guiding professional conduct for attorneys, each accompanied by sections on ethical considerations and disciplinary actions. The Model Code influenced state-level lawyer regulations and was updated until its substitution by the Model Rules of Professional Conduct in 1983
- The attorney was well-versed in the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility, providing excellent legal service to all clients.
- The lawyer faced disciplinary action for violating a canon of the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility.
- After studying the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility, the attorney felt more confident in her ethical decision-making.