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What Rules Govern a Law Firm’s Ancillary Business? Law Practice in the Metaverse: New Developments

Legal Ethics in the News – NYC Bar Association · What Rules Govern a Law Firm’s Ancillary Business? Law Practice in the Metaverse: New Developments

 

Clients sometimes need services related to their legal needs but which are not legal services and which nonlawyers may also provide. Lawyers may see this situation as offering an opportunity for them to offer those services including through an entity separate from their law practice. Separately, this podcast reports on further developments facilitating what has come to be known as the practice of law in the Metaverse.

Stephen is the Elihu Root Professor of Law and Barbara is an Adjunct Professor of Law, both at New York University School of Law.

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Reference List for Podcast #15: What Rules Govern a Law Firm’s Ancillary Business? Law Practice in the Metaverse: New Developments

New York State Bar Opinion 1231 (October 2021)

ABA Formal Opinion 495, Lawyers Working Remotely (December 2020)

Birbrower, Montalbano, Condon & Frank v. Superior Court, 949 P.2d 1 (1998), cert den. 525 U.S. 920

Servidone Construction Corp. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 911 F.Supp. 560 (S.D.N.Y. 1995)

Report Of The Future Of Lawyering Subcomittee Of The Association Of Professional Responsibility Lawyers Regarding Proposed Revised Model Rule 5.5, available on the APRL website, https://aprl.net/aprl-asks-aba-to-revised-model-rule-5-5

APRL Letter to ABA President Reginald Turner, April 18, 2022, (also available on the APRL website, at the url above)