Rule 11-522. Ethics advisory opinions.

(a) Effect of ethics advisory opinions. The OPC may not prosecute a Utah Lawyer for conduct that complies with an ethics advisory opinion that has not been withdrawn at the time of the conduct in question. No court is bound by an ethics opinionís interpretation of the Rules of Professional Conduct or Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Rules of Professional Conduct.

(b) Reviewing, modifying, or withdrawing ethics advisory opinions.

(1) The OPC may at any time request the Barís Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee to review, modify, or withdraw an ethics advisory opinion and any OPC investigation or prosecution is suspended pending the final outcome of the request. The Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee may issue a modified opinion, withdraw the opinion, or decline to take any action but will report its action or recommendation to the Bar Commission and the Commission will take such final action as it deems appropriate.

(2) The OPC may also request the Supreme Court to review, affirm, reverse, or otherwise modify an ethics advisory opinion.

Effective December 15, 2020