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Committee on Professional Ethics

The New York City Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics fulfills three main duties. It runs the Bar Association's long standing ethics hotline, answering questions for practitioners about their own prospective conduct under the applicable New York Rules of Professional Conduct. It issues informal written opinions to individual practitioners who write in with ethics questions that lend themselves to lengthier answers. The Committee also issues a number of formal opinions to guide practitioners, as a public service to the profession.


Recent Reports

Professional Employer Organization: Use by a law firm of a Professional Employer Organization (February 2015) ( PDF )

Use of a Virtual Law Office by New York Attorneys - Formal Opinion 2014-2 ( PDF ) 

Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Contemplating Business Arrangements with Non-Legal Organizations - Formal Opinion 2014-1 ( PDF )

For the full list of committee reports click here