Lawyers are also subject to DC Bar’s Rules of Professional Responsibility. Some of these address matters also covered by the Code of Conduct, notably those involving conflicts of interest. Attorneys must comply with both the DC Bar Rules and the Code of Conduct.

For more information about the DC Bar Rules, please contact Ethics Counsel Elaine Block, at (202) 724-5198 or

You may also contact the DC Bar’s legal ethics counselors for informal legal advice related to the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct. To request such advice, you may call (202) 737-4700 ext. 3231 or 3232, or send an email request to