eth·i·cal /'e-thi-kəl/ adj1: of or relating to ethics2: conforming to accepted professional standards of conducteth·i·cal·ly adv
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
above board, conforming to moral standards, conforming to professional conduct, decent, good, honest, honorable, idealistic, in accord with ethics, in accordance with the rules for right conduct, in accordance with the standards of a profession, just, law-abiding, legitimate, moral, moralis, principled, professional, relating to moral action, respectable, right, righteous, straight, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, unimpeachable, upright, virtuous
associated concepts: Code of judicial Conduct, Code of Professional Responsibility
high-minded, honest, incorruptible, just, law-abiding, meritorious, moral, proper, reputable, right (correct), scrupulous, upright
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
adj. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.