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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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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued Formal Opinion (2015-4), stating that attorneys who act as “local counsel” are subject to the same ethical rules as all lawyers.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an Opinion (2015-2), stating that although the use of a flat, nonrefundable monthly fee in a retainer agreement raises a number of ethical issues, it is permissible in certain circumstances.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an Opinion (2015-1), stating that a New York law firm is ethically permitted to use the services of a professional employer organization (PEO) as long as certain conditions are met.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has issued an opinion (2014-02) stating that a New York lawyer may use the street address of a virtual law office (VLO) as the “principal law office address” for the purposes of Rule 7.1(h) of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, even if most of the lawyer’s work is done at another location.< 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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