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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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The New York City Bar Association is pleased to support the agreement on ethics reform announced today. The current framework for financial disclosure and enforcement of New York’s ethics laws are in great need of repair, and New Yorkers have a right to be outraged by the continuing series of transgressions and scandals involving elected and other officials. < Continue reading

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The City Bar has released its Legislative Program for 2011, a compilation of State legislative issues that have been studied and addressed by many of its committees. < Continue reading

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