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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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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an opinion explaining the duties owed by lawyers to prospective clients under Rule 1.18 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct (Formal Opinion 2013-1).< Continue reading

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Attorneys may use social media websites for juror research as long as no communication occurs between the lawyer and the juror as a result, states a formal opinion from the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics (Formal Opinion 2012-2).< Continue reading

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A lawyer who receives a letter, fax, e-mail or other communication that the lawyer knows or reasonably should know was transmitted by mistake must promptly notify the sender, pursuant to Rule 4.4(b) of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, and follow any other applicable law.< Continue reading

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It is not unethical per se for a lawyer to represent a client who enters into a non-recourse litigation financing arrangement with a third party lender, states a formal opinion from the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics (Formal Opinion 2011-2). < Continue reading

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