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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics: Opinion 874

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Conflict of Interest Part-time Prosecutor Opinion 874 Background: The inquirer represents criminal defendants in town courts. He was offered a part-time position as a prosecutor to handle vehicle and traffic matters in a local justice ...

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Financial Assistance: Opinion 852

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Financial Assistance Indemnification of Client’s Claims Opinion 852 Background: The inquirer represents several plaintiffs in asbestos litigation. The inquirer noted that under Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act, defendants and insurance ...

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Opinion 854

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Misconduct Reporting Opinion 854 Background: The inquirer was a former employee of a lawyer. The inquirer believed that his former employer failed to pay wages and premiums on employer-provided health insurance, overbilled clients, and misrepresented ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics: Opinion 874

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Conflict of Interest Part-time Prosecutor Opinion 874 Background: The inquirer represents criminal defendants in town courts. He was offered a part-time position as a prosecutor to handle vehicle and traffic matters in a local justice ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics: Conflicts of Interests with Former Clients

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Conflicts of Interests with Former Clients Opinion 871 Background: The inquirer wishes to represent a husband in a divorce proceeding against his wife. However, the attorney represented the wife in a family court matter three ...

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Fee Sharing: Opinion 864

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Fee Sharing Out-of-State Lawyers Opinion 864 Background: The inquirer was a personal injury lawyer admitted to practice in New York state. He was contacted by an out-of-state lawyer, who represented a client in another state ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics: Reasonably Certain Death or Bodily Harm

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Reasonably Certain Death or Bodily Harm Opinion 866 Background: The inquirer assisted two principles in forming a business. The inquirer’s services consisted principally of preparing the documents and assisting with the organizational activities and filings. ...

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Imputed Conflicts of Interest: Opinion 862

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Imputed Conflicts of Interest Opinion 862 Background: The inquirer is an attorney with a solo private practice is also a part-time public defender in a different county. The public defender’s office includes five full-time attorneys ...

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