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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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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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Non-lawyer Compensation: Opinion 860

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Non-lawyer Compensation Opinion 860 Background: A law firm has a number of municipal and not-for-profit clients who have retained the firm’s services in connection with applying for grants. The law firm contacts the clients upon ...

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Right to Practice Law: Opinion 858

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Right to Practice Law Attorney Confidentiality Agreement Opinion 858 Background: The inquiring attorney is in-house counsel for a corporation that provides regulatory and business services that are of a highly sensitive nature. The inquiring attorney ...

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