This page contains a list of ethics resources for Texas attorneys, judges, and legal professionals. If you are a Texas attorney with a specific ethics question that is not answered by the resources below, please call our toll-free Ethics Helpline at (800)532-3947.
Conduct and Procedural Rules
Texas attorneys must abide by the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct (pdf) and Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure (pdf). Texas judges are covered by the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct (pdf) and the Procedural Rules for Removal or Retirement of Judges (pdf). Aspirational guidance for lawyers is found in the Texas Lawyer's Creed (pdf)
Texas Center for
University of Houston Law Center - Texas Ethics
Texas Grievance System
the Grievance Process
Board of Disciplinary
Solicitation and Barratry FAQs
Recent case law and civil statutes revisit the prohibited practice of barratry and solicitation. This section addresses frequently asked questions concerning the interplay between the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, case law, and criminal and civil statutes.
Bar of Texas Committees
Texas Supreme Court
State Ethics Commissions
Texas Ethics Commission
State Commission on
Lawyers' Assistance Program (TLAP)
Law Practice Management
Lawyers' Professional Ethics
Texas Lawyer's Creed
The goal of the Texas Lawyer’s Creed, promulgated in November 1989, was to eliminate abusive tactics within the practice of law in Texas and promote respect and confidence in the legal profession. In 2013, then State Bar of Texas President Buck Files worked with both the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to reaffirm the Creed and what it stands for.
To celebrate the reaffirmation, the State Bar of Texas created a poster-sized (24 x 36) version of the Texas Lawyers’ Creed. Perfect for display in your law office or chambers, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-427-1726 to receive your free copy or to request copies of the Texas Lawyer’s Creed brochure.