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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics — Obligations of Standby Counsel: Ethics Opinion 949

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Obligations of Standby Counsel Ethics Opinion 949 Background: The inquiring attorney is a private practitioner appointed to represent a patient currently subject to involuntary civil commitment in a state mental hygiene facility. The inquiring attorney ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics — Purchasing Email List: Ethics Opinion 947

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Purchasing Email List Law Firm’s Newsletter Ethics Opinion 947 Background: The inquiring law firm wishes to purchase a list of names for the purpose of sending emails to those on the list, offering an opportunity ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics — Settlement: Ethics Opinion 946

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Settlement Payment to Third Party — Client’s Request Ethics Opinion 946 Background: The inquiring attorney recently settled a personal injury action on behalf of his client and after paying all fees, disbursements, liens and expenses, ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — Joint Venture: Ethics Opinion 944

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Joint Venture PLLCs Ethics Opinion 944 Background: Two inquiring solo practitioners who have organized their practices as professional limited liability corporations, asked whether it was ethically permissible to form a law firm without a partnership ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — Matrimonial Action: Ethics Opinion 945

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Matrimonial Action Spouse’s Access to Opposing Spouse’s Emails Ethics Opinion 945 Background: The inquiring attorney represents a client in a matrimonial action. The client has disclosed that the client has access to, and has been ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics — Employee Business Cards: Ethics Opinion 943

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Employee Business Cards Non-Attorney Law School Graduate Ethics Opinion 943 Background: The inquiring law firm employs a law school graduate who is not admitted to practice in any jurisdiction, but he works as an “account/project ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics — Referrals of Clients: Ethics Opinion 942

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Referrals of Clients Notice of Legal Fees Ethics Opinion 942 Background: A non-lawyer firm sells logo, website and marketing services to hedge fund managers. Along with these services, they sell template legal documents such as ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics — Attorney for the Child: Ethics Opinion 941

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Attorney for the Child Attorney’s Spouse Ethics Opinion 941 Background: The inquiring attorney asked whether a lawyer on the county panel of the attorneys for children program can serve as attorney for the child in ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — Confidential Information: Ethics Opinion 940

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Confidential Information Off-site Backup Tapes — Original Paper Forms Ethics Opinion 940 Background: An inquiring firm scans all documents and then makes them part of an electronic case management system. The electronic files are backed ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — Client Confidentiality: Ethics Opinion 939

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Client Confidentiality Attorneys Sharing Computers Ethics Opinion 939 Background: Two private attorneys share office space, but are not partners or otherwise practicing as one firm. They share one computer. Both attorneys have separate administrative passwords ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — Law Firm Ownership: Ethics Opinion 938

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics  Law Firm Ownership Non-legal Service — Payment for Leads Ethics Opinion 938 Background: An inquiring law firm wishes to form a separate entity for the purpose of providing services to people with respect to Social ...

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