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Committee on Professional Ethics – Unauthorized Practice of Law: Ethics Opinion 1081

New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Unauthorized Practice of Law Legal Services Debt Management Company Ethics Opinion 1081 Background: Two inquiring attorneys are employed by a debt management company. The lawyers work under the direction of a ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics – Conflict of Interest: Ethics Opinion 1069

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Conflict of Interest Simultaneous Representation Ethics Opinion 1069 Background: The inquiring attorney represents an immigrant child in an administrative removal proceeding. The attorney asks if he may also act as the lawyer for a proposed ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics – Prospective Clients: Ethics Opinion 1067

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Prospective Clients Confidentiality – Duty to Inform Client Ethics Opinion 1067 Background: The inquiring small law firm of three named partners practice primarily in the fields of estate planning and administration, trusts and elder law, ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Conflict of Interest: Ethics Opinion 1064

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Conflict of Interest Former Family Court Judge Ethics Opinion 1064 Background: The inquiring attorney is a retired Family Court judge and acting Supreme Court justice who is now in private practice. A client has asked ...

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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics – Conflict of Interest: Ethics Opinion 1065

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Conflict of Interest Part-time Town Prosecutor Ethics Opinion 1065 Background: The inquiring attorney is in private practice but is also a part-time deputy town attorney. His duties include prosecuting violations of the town code and ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics – Ethics Opinion 1059

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Attorney-Client Privilege Government Granting Organizations Ethics Opinion 1059 Background: The inquiring attorneys are legal assistance organizations that receive government grants to represent unaccompanied children in immigration removal proceedings. The inquiring attorneys wish to know their ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics – Ethics Opinion 1057

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Withdrawal from Representation Confidential Information – Disclosure to Court Ethics Opinion 1057 Background: The inquiring lawyer represents a client in pending litigation. The lawyer’s client insists that he file what the lawyer considers frivolous petitions. ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics – Ethics Opinion 1055

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Conflict of Interest City Attorney – Real Estate Transaction Ethics Opinion 1055 Background: The inquiring attorney is an assistant corporation counsel for a city. His duties include appearing on the city’s tax foreclosure matters. When ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics – Ethics Opinion 1056

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics County Clerk Law Practice – Conflict of Interest Ethics Opinion 1056 Background: The inquiring attorney is an elected county clerk who intends to continue practicing law while serving that position. His law practice consists exclusively ...

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Committee on Professional Ethics – Ethics Opinion 1061

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Client Confidentiality Informed Consent – Payment History Database Ethics Opinion 1061 Background: The inquiring attorney proposes a subscription-based database system, akin to a credit reporting system, in which lawyers would report information about the status ...

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