State Laws and Rules and Local Federal Court Rules Governing Attorneys
28 CFR § 77.2(h) [28 CFR PART 77—ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR ATTORNEYS FOR THE GOVERNMENT]
As used in this part, the following terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context indicates otherwise:
(h) The phrase “state laws and rules and local federal court rules governing attorneys” means rules enacted or adopted by any State or Territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or by any federal court, that prescribe ethical conduct for attorneys and that would subject an attorney, whether or not a Department attorney, to professional discipline, such as a code of professional responsibility. The phrase does not include:
(1) Any statute, rule, or regulation which does not govern ethical conduct, such as rules of procedure, evidence, or substantive law, whether or not such rule is included in a code of professional responsibility for attorneys;
(2) Any statute, rule, or regulation that purports to govern the conduct of any class of persons other than attorneys, such as rules that govern the conduct of all litigants and judges, as well as attorneys; or
(3) A statute, rule, or regulation requiring licensure or membership in a particular state bar.