|Ethics Opinion 811 |
Where a public defender cannot be assigned due to a conflict, the public defender may not review billing vouchers of the counsel assigned to the matter to determine or recommend whether they should be paid.
|Ethics Opinion 812 |
Unless prohibited by state or local law, DR 7-104(A)(1) permits a lawyer representing a private party before a town planning board to communicate with individual planning board members about pending determinations provided: (a)the proposed communications solely concern policy issues; and (b)the lawyer gives planning board counsel reasonable advance notice of the proposed communications.
|Ethics Opinion 813 |
A lawyer who provides debt collection services as a non-legal service may not use law firm letterhead in doing so, but a lawyer who, as a lawyer, represents clients in collecting debts may use law firm letterhead.
|Ethics Opinion 814 |
Supervision of a branch office managed by a non-partner.
|Ethics Opinion 815 |
A New York lawyer who can lawfully engage in conduct in a foreign jurisdiction that would be the practice of law in New York, even though the lawyer is not formally admitted to practice in the foreign jurisdiction, and not all of the provisions of the New York Code, provided the lawyer principally practices in that jurisdiction and the conduct's primary effect is not in New York.
|Ethics Opinion 816 |
A lawyer may ethically accept an advance payment retainer, place such funds in the lawyer's own account, and retain any interest earned. The lawyer may require the client to forward an advance payment retainer to pay for final fees that accrue at the end of the relationship.
|Ethics Opinion 817 |
Lawyer's participation in residential real estate purchase and sale closing that includes a "seller's concession" and "grossed up" sale price is prohibited unless lawful.
|Ethics Opinion 818 |
Conflicts of interest; persons paying for representation of another; designated underwriters' counsel
|Ethics Opinion 819 |
A lawyer may agree with a client to accept less than the judicially-determined fee in a domestic relations matter, as long as doing so is not inconsistent with any statements the lawyer has made to a tribunal or any such inconsistent statements are corrected.7484615994
|Ethics Opinion 820 |
A lawyer may use an e-mail service provider that conducts computer scans of e-mails to generate computer advertising, where the e-mails are not reviewed by or provided to human beings other than the sender and recipient.
|Ethics Opinion 821 |
A prosecutor who suggests a civil resolution in lieu of a criminal prosecution must have probable cause to support the criminal charge.
|Ethics Opinion 822 |
A lawyer who satisfies the prerequisites to trigger mandatory reporting of a Disciplinary Rule by another lawyer must report such conduct to an appropriate authority, such as a tribunal (in a litigated matter) or to the appropriate Grievance Committee. Filing a report with a lawyer assistance program is not sufficient.
|Ethics Opinion 823 |
A lawyer cannot continue to represent joint clients in litigation if their strategies significantly diverge. The lawyer can continue to represent one of the joint clients in the litigation if the former client provides informed consent to the future representation and the lawyer can represent the current client zealously and competently. The lawyer is required to comply with the court's procedures for withdrawal.
|Ethics Opinion 824 |
An attorney may, without compensation, provide a service of monitoring or reviewing a client's investments to identify any potential claims, even though the attorney may later be considered to handle, with compensation, any resulting litigation.
|Ethics Opinion 825 |
Third-party payors; clients referred by, and legal services paid for by, Employee Assistance Program.