Last month I wrote about D.C. Bar Opinion 370, which addresses the ethics of lawyers using social media for marketing purposes, among other things. The D.C. Bar also simultaneously issued a separate opinion on a related matter: lawyers using social media in providing legal services. In Opinion 371 (online: https://www.dcbar.org/bar-resources/legal-ethics/opinions/Ethics-Opinion-371.cfm), the DC Ba[...]
A series of hypothetical questions involving attorney ethics were the focal point of the continuing education program provided by Harter Secrest & Emery LLP on Nov. 17, with all CLE proceeds donated directly to the 2016 Campaign for Justice. This is the third year in a row that HS&E attorneys have created a special […]
In March, Wisconsin joined the ranks of many other jurisdictions and addressed the ethics of lawyers using Web-based computing in their practices. At issue in Wisconsin Formal Ethics Opinion EF-15-01 was how lawyers could ethically use cloud computing services to store confidential client information. At the outset, the committee acknowledged that the issue was […]
ALBANY (AP) — A poll suggests New York voters aren’t impressed with government ethics rules adopted by lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo in an effort to combat Albany corruption. Two-thirds of respondents to the Siena College survey released Monday say the new ethics laws will have “no real effect” because of big loopholes. The reforms […]
It’s an interesting question: Should you learn that a client intends to kill or seriously harm another person, or otherwise commit a crime, what are you ethical obligations? Are you required to disclose the information or is doing so a discretionary decision?
Metadata has been famously described as “data about data,” David Hricik, “I Can Tell When You're Lying: Ethics and Embedded Confidential Information,” 30 J. Legal Prof. 79, 81 (2006).
The New York State Bar Association has a few legislative priorities it would like state lawmakers to take action on this year. President Stephen P. Younger is asking Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the Legislature to enact sweeping reform of state and local government ethics laws ...
Writers are often encouraged to write about what they know. But for lawyers seeking a topic for a blog post, Facebook update or Tweet, should that include writing about their own clients and cases? Norm Pattis, a trial attorney in Bethel, Conn., authors a daily Tweet ...
At a press conference in Monroe County Legislative Chambers yesterday, county Democrats announced a proposal to create an Office of Public Integrity to oversee ethics issues in county government.
Members of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 will participate in a roundtable discussion Tuesday at the New York State Bar Association’s 134th annual meeting in Manhattan.
The Students in Free Enterprise team at Roberts Wesleyan College will host its third annual Ethics Scholarship Competition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Roberts Wesleyan campus.
ALBANY — With the inaugural parties over, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in his office working on an emergency plan to reduce the size of government and to push his major priority of a cap on property tax growth.
- Fourth Department – Negligent performance: Rosenthal v. Syracuse University, et al.
- Second Circuit – Visual Artists Rights Act: Kerson v. Vermont Law School Inc.
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former foreclosure referee: Opinion 22-157
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – College honorarium: Opinion 22-156
- Second Circuit – Reasonable accommodation: Tafolla v. Heilig
- Fourth Department – Labor Law: Primisch v. Peroxychem LLC
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial candidacy: Opinion 22-155
- Fourth Department – Defamation: Lavine v. Glavin
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Law clerk: Opinion 22-154
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Review of another judge’s actions: Opinion 22-153
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Charitable contributions: Opinion 22-150
- Second Circuit – Class action settlement: Moses v. The New York Times Company
- Appeals court upholds conviction
- Federal lawsuit reinstated against jail officer over strip search, delayed release
- Hyzon to pay $25M penalty to settle alleged fraud charges by SEC
- NY appeals court reinstates lawsuit over contract to remove snow
- Fourth Department affirms $400K judgment in contract dispute
- Fourth Department affirms decision in NY property dispute
- Greenlight Networks selects Buffalo-based attorney as general counsel
- Barclay Damon hires attorney Matt Smith