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Professional Responsibility

Attorney Fees

A.5275 (AM Titone) / S.1546 (Sen. Sampson) - Authorizes an attorney to attach a lien to awards and settlement proceeds received by his or her client through alternative dispute resolution or settlement.

  • Proposed amendments to the Judiciary Law Sections 475 and 475-a , November 2008.
  • Report in support of legislation by the Committee on Professional Responsibility, the Committee on Arbitration and the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Reissued April 2011.
  • "Statement of the New York City Bar Association on Amendment to the Lien Law" - 44th Street Blog, October 4, 2012
  • Signed by Governor, Chp. 478 - October 3, 2012


Report by the Committee on State Affairs, Committee on Government Ethics and Committee on Professional Responsibility "Reforming New York State's Financial Disclosure Requirements for Attorney Legislators", January 2010.

  • Press Release: "City Bar Supports Disclosure of Clients by Attorney-Legislators in New York" - February 4, 2010


    For a full list of committee reports, click here.