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Committee on Professional Ethics — Client Confidentiality: Ethics Opinion 907

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Client Confidentiality Client Anonymity Ethics Opinion 907 Background: The inquiring attorney asked whether he may make a charitable donation on behalf of a client and maintain the client’s anonymity at the client’s request, and may ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — Paralegal turned Lawyer: Ethics Opinion 905

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Paralegal turned Lawyer Obligations of Hiring Firm Ethics Opinion 905 Background: The inquiring attorney would like to hire a law school graduate who had passed the bar, but had yet to be admitted. While in ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — No-Contact: Ethics Opinion 904

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics No-Contact Representing the Victim of a Financial Crime Ethics Opinion 904 Background: The inquiring attorney asked when it is permissible for an attorney, seeking restitution for a client who was the victim of a financial ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — Simultaneous Representation: Ethics Opinion 903

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Simultaneous Representation Client Consent Ethics Opinion 903 Background: The inquiring lawyer has two clients who were both named as defendants in the same lawsuit. At the time of the lawsuit, both clients each gave their ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — Marketing Firm: Ethics Opinion 902

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Marketing Firm Services Based on Contacts Developed Ethics Opinion 902 Background: The inquiring attorney is a collection attorney who wishes to enter into a contract with a marketing firm. The marketing firm would introduce the ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — County Attorney — Permanency Mediation: Opinion 900

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics County Attorney — Permanency Mediation Conflicts Opinion 900 Background: An inquiring attorney is a paid employee of a Community Dispute Resolution Program and was trained as a Permanency Mediator for the NYS Unified Court System’s ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — Communication with Represented Party: Opinion 894

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Communication with Represented Party Service of Process Opinion 894 Background: An attorney for a landlord inquires as to whether he may personally serve his client’s tenant. A summary eviction proceeding had been commenced and the tenant ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — Attorney Advertising: Opinion 897

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Attorney Advertising Group Coupon Websites Opinion 897 Background: The inquiring attorney wishes to use a “Groupon” or “deal of the day” type advertisement. Subscriptions to these websites enable subscribers to purchase specific goods or services ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics — ADA as Foreclosure Referee: Opinion 893

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Assistant District Attorney as Foreclosure Referee Opinion 893 Background: The inquiring attorney, a full-time assistant district attorney, seeks to become appointed to a court-appointed referee foreclosure panel. Opinion: The committee found that a full-time prosecutor may ...

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