Month: May 1988

Opinion 591

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #591- 05/03/1988 (5-88) Clients, legal fees, files Topic: Retaining lien; release of malpractice claims Digest: Proper for lawyer to negotiate a release of professional malpractice claims only if stated conditions satisfied; Improper to assert retaining lien on client’s papers to enhance negotiation of release Code: … Continued