NY State Bar Advises Practicing Lawyers Eyeing Public Office

By Melissa Heelan Stanzione

Bloomberg Law reported on NYSBA’s Ethics Opinion that attorneys serving as public officials can continue to represent clients within their locality, but they need to heed applicable law and ethics guidelines. (may require subscription)

Attorneys serving as public officials can continue to represent clients within their locality, but they need to heed applicable law and ethics guidelines, the New York State Bar Association’s ethic committee said in a July 8 opinion.

The committee considered the issue after receiving an inquiry from an attorney with a private practice who was considering a run for town supervisor.

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