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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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The New York City Bar Association has renewed its calls for reform in Albany, issuing a statement to Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo and letters to all legislators to urge enactment of ethics and rules reforms in the coming legislative session. While the City Bar applauds the Senate’s enactment of new rules and efforts last session to develop ethics reform legislation, these measures still fall short of bringing true transparency, accountability and balance to the Legislature. In their statement to Governor-Elect Cuomo, … Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has renewed its call for reform in Albany, issuing a memo to Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo and letters to all legislators to urge enactment of ethics and rules reforms in the coming legislative session. While the City Bar applauds the Senate’s enactment of a handful of new rules and efforts last session to develop ethics reform legislation, it believes these measures still fall short of bringing true transparency, accountability and balance to the legislature. In … Continue reading

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