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Covering legal ethics, judicial ethics, bar admissions in Florida, Tennessee, and nationally.  See our Subject Index to past postings.

While the Florida Bar's Ethics Hotline is temporarily closed, former Florida Bar Ethics Director Tim Chinaris will offer short, no-charge telephone discussions about your ethics questions.  Callers can call (615) 460-8264 Monday-Friday from 9a-5p Eastern time.

TERMS:  Callers must be Florida Bar members in good standing.  A caller must provide his or her name and Florida Bar number.  Professor Chinaris will talk with callers about their ethics question in a short telephone call at no charge.  Questions that require extensive research cannot be answered as part of this free service.  Professor Chinaris retains the right to, in his sole discretion, determine whether he can provide an answer or information in response to a caller's question.  A TELEPHONE DISCUSSION WITH PROFESSOR CHINARIS DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.  CALLERS MUST NOT PROVIDE PRIVILEGED OR CONFIDENTIAL CLIENT INFORMATION AS PART OF A QUESTION.  Answers or information given by Professor Chinaris are considered general information and are not legal advice.  This service is not provided by or part of the official Florida Bar advisory opinion process.

NOTE:  This service is subject to being discontinued at any time, without notice.