The Supreme Court of Florida by these rules establishes the authority and responsibilities of The Florida Bar, an official arm of the court. Specifically, Rule 4 details the Rules of Professional Conduct. These Rules include:
The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct were adopted by the ABA House of Delegates in 1983. They serve as models for the ethics rules of most states. Before the adoption of the Model Rules, the ABA model was the 1969 Model Code of Professional Responsibility. Preceding the Model Code were the 1908 Canons of Professional Ethics (last amended in 1963).2007 Edition of the Model Rules is the current text of the Model Rules, complete with all amendments to date.To purchase a hard copy, call the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 and ask for PC #2150017.