Ethics Opinions

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics

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Formal Opinion 2010-1: Use of Client Engagement Letters To Authorize the Return or Destruction of Client Files at the Conclusion of a Matter

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Formal Opinion 2009-5: Discouraging Unrepresented Witnesses from Voluntarily Cooperating with Adversaries

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Formal Opinion 2009-4: Payments for Pro Bono Referrals

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Formal Opinion 2009-3: Conflicts Arising When Hiring Law School Graduates Who Participate in Law School Legal Clinics

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Formal Opinion 2009-2: Ethical Duties Concerning Self-represented Persons

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Formal Opinion 2009-1: The No-contact Rule and Communications Sent Simultaneously to Represented Persons and Their Lawyers

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Formal Opinion 2008-2: Corporate Legal Departments and Conflicts of Interest Between Represented Corporate Affiliates

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Formal Opinion 2008-1: A Lawyer’s Ethical Obligations to Retain and to Provide a Client with Electronic Documents Relating to a Representation

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Formal Opinion 2007-3: Corporate-family conflicts; duty of loyalty; duty to preserve confidences and secrets

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Formal Opinion 2007-2: Secondment of law firm attorneys; association with a law firm

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Formal Opinion 2007-1: Applicability of Dr 7-104 (The “no-contact Rule”) To Contacts with In-house Counsel

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Formal Opinion 2006-3: Outsourcing Legal Support Services Overseas, Avoiding Aiding a Non-Lawyer in the Unauthorized Practice of Law, Supervision of Non-Lawyers, Competent Representation, Preserving Client Confidences and Secrets, Conflicts Checking, Appropriate Billing, Client Consent

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