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My assistants and I have worked hard to make this site a worthwhile destination for those who seek information about legal ethics, attorney disciplinary proceedings and the law governing lawyers. I encourage you to take a tour.

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Welcome to Ben Cowgill's Legal Ethics Search Engine

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KBA Ethics Opinions

KBA Unauthorized Practice Opinions

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility 

American Legal Ethics Library [see below]

LegalEthics.com [see below]

Freivogel on Conflicts [see below]

Hricik.com [see below]

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"If you have an ethics question, try Cowgill's search engine."

Robert J. Ambrogi, writing in Law.com, the national online magazine

This search engine gives you the ability to search over 10,000 pages of information and commentary about legal ethics, all from a single search page. You can search any of the following targets, separately or in combination:

All Kentucky Bar Association ("KBA") Formal Ethics Opinions, maintained on this site and optimized for Internet delivery;

All KBA Unauthorized Practice of Law ("UPL") Opinions, also maintained and optimized on this site; and

The public content of five nationally-recognized legal ethics sites, as follows:

●  The web site of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility

 The American Legal Ethics Library at Cornell University (www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/);

 LegalEthics.com, a site established by Internet Legal Services and
currently maintained by Professor David Hricik of Mercer Law School (www.legalethics.com);

 Freivogel on Conflicts, a remarkable personal project of Bill Freivogel, Senior Vice President of Aon Risk Services (www.freivogelonconflicts.com); and

 Hricik.com, another legal ethics site by Professor David Hricik (www.hricik.com).

The search engine re-examines each of the sites every day, to ensure that new content is automatically included.

This custom search engine was created by Ben Cowgill using FreeFind search technology. It is made available here as a service to the Bench and Bar. It is believed to be the only publicly-available search engine that focuses on legal ethics sites and provides the ability to search several sites at once.


Benjamin Cowgill, Counselor and Attorney at Law

2333 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40504     (859) 225-5236

The content of this page is provided for use as general information only.  Nothing on this page should be construed as legal advice or legal opinion regarding any specific set of facts or circumstances.  Any links to other websites are provided as a convenience for persons engaged in research. This site makes no warranties regarding the content of other websites.

2006 Benjamin Cowgill

This page was last updated on 02/24/2007