Month: July 2015

July 30, 2015: Ethics Committee of New York State Bar Association Reviewing Opinion on Criminal Defense Waivers

The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics has agreed to reconsider one of its advisory opinions at the request of criminal defense attorneys. Opinion 1048 concludes that there is no per se prohibition against a defense lawyer advising a criminal defendant about a proposed plea agreement that includes a client waiving his or … Continued

Ethics Opinion 1067

Topic: Prospective clients; confidentiality; duty to inform client of material developments