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Legal Ethics and Professional Misconduct

Information about professional responsibility and professional misconduct for attorneys and judges in the legal system.

General Information


About this Guide

This guide was created for litigants who encounter professional misconduct and ethical issues within the legal system in Texas. We provide links to the rules that attorneys and judges must follow as well as to the disciplinary rules that members of the judiciary are subject to. We also provide information about organizations you may contact for assistance in resolving disputes. The Practice Aids tab provides a list of library resources that may be useful to practitioners looking for additional information on legal ethics.

Texas Laws and Rules

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas Government Code and Texas Rules that govern judicial and attorney conduct. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, the sections below on complaints against attorneys and judges may provide useful information.

Complaints Against Attorneys

Below you will find a collection of resources that may help you if you need to file a complaint against an attorney.

Complaints Against Judges

Below you'll find a collection of resources that may help you if you need to file a complaint against a judge.

Who Can I Contact?

These organizations can help with complaints against attorneys and judges in Texas.

E-Books Available from the State Law Library

You can borrow e-books or use legal research databases with your library account. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account online! Learn more about how to register online.

For more information on your topic, browse or search our e-books or access our legal research databases.

Books Available from the State Law Library

Below are some of the library resources that can provide further guidance on this topic. The Texas State Law Library has many other resources in addition to the highlights we present below. Please call us at (512) 463-1722 if you have any questions about these materials.