Professional Guidance Committee

The Committee on Professional Guidance advises Members who apply to the Association or to the Committee, on the propriety of any action proposed to be taken by them in a professional matter or transaction, or the course to be pursued in any controversy with another member of the Bar or with a client. The Committee also has authority to give advice concerning the interpretation, application and observance of the Code of Professional Responsibility and the Canons of Judicial Ethics. The Committee, upon its own motion or when consulted by any Officer or member of the Board, or any Committee, Section, Division or component of the Association, may express its opinion concerning the propriety of any professional or judicial conduct, but no such opinion deals with any question of judicial decision or opinion.

Meetings of the Committee are conducted in confidence and in closed session, except in such cases as the Committee otherwise specifically determines. The Committee, in its discretion, may publish its opinions as it may deem desirable, provided that such published opinions do not contain the names of the persons involved.

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Hope Ann Comisky
Pepper Hamilton LLP
3000 Two Logan Square
18th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 981-4847

Steven D. Johnson
7020 Greenhill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19151
(215) 877-7984