|Opinion 676 |
Attorney may advertise for, or solicit by mail, additional participants in class action litigation.
|Opinion 677 |
Lawyer may delegate attendance at real estate closing to paralegal under certain circumstances.
|Opinion 678 |
A lawyer may not participate in a divorce mediation referral service that is not operated, sponsored or approved by a bar association
|Opinion 679 |
Lawyer may pay client out of the lawyer's own funds for researching information about a potential class action provided client remains ultimately liable to repay such expenses. Lawyer may not compensate client for investigatory services based on a percentage of court-awarded legal fees.
|Opinion 680 |
Lawyers may retain some records in the form of computer images, but certain records must be retained in original form.
|Opinion 681 |
Lawyer assigned by court to represent client who misrepresented financial eligibility for assigned counsel may not disclose client confidences or secrets in support of motion to withdraw, but may disclose client secrets if ordered by the court to do so.
|Opinion 682 |
A lawyer may not accept a fee from an investment advisor for the referral of clients to the advisor.
|Opinion 683 |
Assistant District Attorney may not participate in campaign activities on behalf of the incumbent District Attorney
Affirms N.Y. State 675 (1995)
|Opinion 684 |
Lawyer may not report unpaid client account since status of account is a client secret that may not be disclosed except as necessary to collect fee.
|Opinion 685 |
Prospective Clients Need Not Be Asked To Sign Retainer Agree-ment as a Condition to Charging for Consultations, but Must Be Given the Statement of Client’s Rights and Responsibilities at Consultations
|Opinion 686 |
Service of part-time Village Attorney as a County Committeeman of political party and endorsement of candidates.
|Opinion 687 |
Lawyer licensed as an insurance broker may sell insurance pro-ducts to clients if the lawyer’s professional judgment as a lawyer will not be impaired and it is made clear that, in selling insurance, the lawyer is not exercising professional judgment on the client’s behalf; the lawyer may sell insurance products to non-clients subject to the obligation to avoid deceitful conduct and subject to solicitation rules.
|Opinion 688 |
Conflict of Interest; lawyer's own personal interests; law school clinic
|Opinion 689 |
Lawyers may accept fees from guardianship petitioner in addition to court award as long as fee is not excessive or contrary to law, court rules, or court order.Lawyers may have to disclose such arrangement to the court.
|Opinion 690 |
Lawyer in domestic relations matter or lawyer's firm may represent client in a tort action against spouse under a con-tingent fee retainer, even if the tort action is tried as part of the matrimonial proceeding.
|Opinion 691 |
Attorney may make charitable donation to organization that provides referrals if donation is not compensation for referral.
|Opinion 692 |
A part-time city or county legislator may not represent criminal defendants in cases in which the legislator expects to cross examine a police officer who is a member of a police department over which the legislature has budgetary authority, or in which the legislator would be opposing a lawyer over whose office the legislature has budgetary authority.
|Opinion 693 |
Attorney may allow paralegal to use attorney’s signature stamp to execute escrow checks under certain circumstances
|Opinion 694 |
Improper for attorney to participate in 'Home Buyers Program.'
|Opinion 695 |
Use of “Certified Legal Assistant” title is permissible provided certifying entity meets certain standards and disclosure is made of certifying entity.