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Ethics Opinion 1265: Conflicts of interest

TOPIC: Conflicts of interest, former clients DIGEST: A lawyer formerly employed by a Legal Aid Society office would not have a conflict in representing a client in a matter adverse to a party who had been represented by other lawyers…
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Ethics Opinion 1258A: Credit Card Fees as an ‘Expense’

Withdraws N.Y. State 1258 Topic: Credit card fees as an “expense” Digest: A lawyer may pass on a merchant processing fee to clients who pay for legal services by credit card provided that both the amount of the legal fee…
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Ethics Opinion 1264

Ethics Opinion 1264: Listing of Degrees by Attorney Working in Nonlegal Capacity

TOPIC: Listing of Degrees by Attorney Working in Nonlegal Capacity DIGEST: An attorney who has earned a juris doctor degree may use a “J.D.” designation on letterhead and business cards while working in a nonlegal capacity as long as the…
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Ethics Opinion 1263: Part-time town attorney’s representation of criminal defendants in centralized arraignment part

TOPIC: Part-time town attorney’s representation of criminal defendants in centralized arraignment part. DIGEST: A part-time town attorney who has no prosecutorial responsibilities may, in his role as a part-time county public defender, represent criminal defendants at arraignments before a justice…
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Ethics Opinion 1262: Recognition of lawyer on not-for-profit organization’s website

TOPIC: Recognition of lawyer on not-for-profit organization’s website DIGEST: A lawyer may pay for an advertisement on the website of a not-for-profit organization that provides online medical information for victims of toxic chemicals. Separately, the lawyer may make a financial…
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Criminal Defense

Ethics Opinion 1261: Conflicts of Interest

TOPIC: Conflicts of Interest DIGEST: An attorney may not represent a current criminal defense client in connection with providing testimony before a grand jury against a former criminal defense client unless the former client gives informed consent in writing and…
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Ethics Opinion 1260: Responsibilities of a lawyer in a non-legal position

Topic: Responsibilities of a lawyer in a non-legal position Digest: A lawyer employed as a lawyer’s assistant to provide both legal services and nonlegal services to the supervising lawyer’s client is subject to the Rules set forth in the New…
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Ethics Opinion 1259: Collaboration between lawyer and paralegal

Topic: Collaboration between lawyer and paralegal Digest: Subject to various Rules regarding fee sharing, referral fees, solicitation, aiding the unauthorized practice of law, and supervision of nonlawyers, a lawyer may enter into a non-exclusive agreement with a paralegal who refers…
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Public Defender Office

Ethics Opinion 1257: Conflicts of Interest; Former District Attorney in Public Defender’s Office

Topic: Conflicts of Interest; Former District Attorney in Public Defender’s Office Digest:A former district attorney may be employed by a public defender’s office in the same county. The former district attorney shall not personally represent a public defender client in…
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Ethics Opinion: Lawyer purchasing claims from clients of his law firm through a company he owns

#1256 Topic: Lawyer purchasing claims from clients of his law firm through a company he owns and then prosecuting those claims by retaining the law firm, or by retaining another law firm with which the lawyer has no affiliation. Digest:…
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NYSBA Publications

NYSBA produces and releases a variety of publications that pertain to case law, procedural developments, practice management, and a host of other topics of interest to legal professionals. Learn more by selecting a publication below, and read the latest issue or browse the archives. Note: Some issues and archives require you to login to the site first to access.

Journal Spring 2024

NYSBA Journal: Spring 2024

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State Bar News- Annual Meeting 2024

State Bar News: Annual Meeting 2024 Edition

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CasePrep Plus

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New York State Law Digest: May 2024 Edition

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