One of the best sources of legal ethics information on the Web is the American Legal Ethics Library, from Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. This digital library contains the full text of or links to the professional-conduct codes of most U.S. states, as well as the ABA’s model code. In addition, major law firms are contributing narratives on professional-conduct law in their respective states, with 17 states and the District of Columbia covered so far. The library’s materials are organized by both state and topic, and all are fully searchable. Each element of the library is linked to the rest of the collection in multiple ways, permitting a user to track a specific issue from code to commentary in a single jurisdiction and to follow the same question into materials from other jurisdictions.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.