Month: October 2016

October 11, 2016: Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson Put Justice First, Says New York State Bar Association President Claire Gutekunst

The New York State Bar Association mourns the death of Kenneth P. Thompson, who served as Brooklyn district attorney for nearly three years. “We are saddened by the passing of Kenneth Thompson, who reminded New Yorkers that the primary duty of the criminal justice system is not to convict, but to do justice,” said Association … Continued

October 6, 2016: New York State Bar Association President Claire P. Gutekunst Denounces Political Attacks on Criminal Defense Attorneys

Claire P. Gutekunst, president of the New York State Bar Association, has issued the following statement: “One of the most important and enduring principles in the U.S. Constitution is the right of every defendant facing criminal charges to have the assistance of counsel to present an effective defense. It is the duty and responsibility of … Continued

Ethics Opinion 1104

Topic:  Legal fees; lien; mortgage; securing legal fees by having client sign promissory note secured by a mortgage against the client’s property.