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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued Formal Opinion (2015-5), stating that an attorney who intends to threaten disciplinary charges against another lawyer should “carefully consider” whether doing so violates the New York Rules of Professional Conduct.< Continue reading

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Having recently reached the midpoint of my two-year tenure as president of the New York City Bar Association, I invite you to look back with me on the remarkable work that has gone on here over the past twelve months.< Continue reading

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In this political climate, it is particularly important that the public have a high level of trust in its elected officials. The public should know that its elected officials are in government to work in the public interest, not to take care of their own interests. One key element of establishing public trust is disclosure of outside income.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has released its 2015 New York State Legislative Agenda. This agenda represents only a portion of the dozens of positions generated by our committees over the course of each legislative session. It focuses on issues that are relevant to the current legislative debate or of particular importance to the City Bar, as well as legislative proposals drafted by our committees.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has released its 2014 State Legislative Agenda. This agenda represents only a portion of the dozens of positions generated by our committees over the course of each legislative session.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an opinion stating that New York lawyers must consider a wide range of ethical issues before entering into business relationships with non-legal organizations.< Continue reading

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We are encouraged that Governor Cuomo has proposed substantial legislation to improve voter participation and election procedures; limit the influence of money in campaigns, including the establishment of a strong public financing system; and combat corruption by public officials.< Continue reading

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If a lawyer discovers after the close of a proceeding that material evidence offered by the lawyer, the lawyer’s client, or witness called by the lawyer during the underlying civil or criminal proceeding was false, the lawyer is obligated, under Rule 3.3(a)(3), to take “reasonable remedial measures,” states a formal Opinion from the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics (Formal Opinion 2013-2).< Continue reading

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