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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Attorneys’ fees due: Opinion 1139

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Attorneys’ fees due Modification of engagement agreement – Confession of judgment Ethics Opinion 1139 Background: The inquiring law firm represents two individuals and a company as defendants in a pending and ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Marketing: Opinion 1138

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Marketing Attorney’s surname – English translation of surname Ethics Opinion 1138 Background: The inquiring attorney is a solo practitioner whose legal surname is the name that appears as the lawyer’s name ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Law firm name: Opinion 1137

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Law firm name Of counsel lawyers Ethics Opinion 1137 Background: The inquiring attorney is a partner of a law firm with one other attorney. The firm has two other attorneys designated ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Law firm marketing: Opinion 1136

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Law firm marketing Sponsorship of events Ethics Opinion 1136 Background: The inquiring law firm concentrates in employment law matters, including workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. To promote its name, it ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Potential clients: Opinion 1135

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Potential clients Solicitation – Limitations for lawyer and certified accountant Ethics Opinion 1135 Background: The inquiring attorney is both a licensed attorney and a certified public accountant. He plans to open ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Domestic relations retainer agreements: Ethics Opinion 1134

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Domestic relations retainer agreements Credit card use – Unpaid amounts Ethics Opinion 1134 Background: The inquiring attorney represents parties in domestic relations matters. The attorney’s standard retainer agreement complies with 22 ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Client files: Opinions 1133

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Client files Contact prospective clients – Transferred files Ethics Opinions 1133 Background: The inquiring attorney has custody of approximately 800 executed last will and testaments, which he received from prior counsel ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Marketing services: Opinion 1132

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Marketing services Paying non-lawyers for a recommendation or referral Ethics Opinion 1132 Background: The inquiring attorney wishes to participate in Avvo Legal Services, which is a privately-owned corporation that describes itself ...

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NYSBA Committee on Judicial Ethics – Lead generation: Opinion 1131

New York State Bar Association Committee on Judicial Ethics Lead generation Website – Monthly payment Ethics Opinion 1131 Background: A lawyer wishes to pay a for-profit company that maintains an internet-based service directed at individuals entities seeking a lawyer. The ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Conflict of interest: Opinion 1130

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Conflict of interest Town attorney – Private zoning matter Ethics Opinion 1130 Background: The inquiring law firm represents a town. One of the firm’s partners serves as the town attorney, with ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Attorney advertising: Opinion 1129

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Attorney advertising Newsletter – Content received by brokerage firm Ethics Opinion 1129 Background: The inquiring attorney’s law firm primarily handles real estate transactions and wishes to send a newsletter to the ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Attorney escrow account: Opinion 1127

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Attorney escrow account Interested third persons Ethics Opinion 1127 Background: The inquiring lawyer received a settlement check that includes the fund due to the client and the funds due to the ...

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