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December 23, 2009

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION PUBLISHES UPDATED RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT BOOK

Guide Provides Information on New Ethics and Professional Conduct Rules

A new publication is now available to attorneys which offers, in a convenient single  volume, the text of New York's Rules of Professional Conduct. Published by the New York State Bar Association, the book provides, in addition to the Rules, commentary to each rule as adopted by the Association. This commentary can serve as an aid in helping lawyers practicing in New York to better understand their ethical responsibilities as a member of the legal profession.
 
The New York Rules of Professional Conduct were promulgated as Joint Rules of the Appellate Divisions of the Supreme Court, effective April 1, 2009. They replace the former Part 1200 (Disciplinary Rules of the Code of Professional Responsibility).
 
The cost of the book is $12 for New York State Bar Association members and $20 for non-members (prices do not include applicable sales tax). Anyone interested in purchasing a copy can do so by visiting www.nysba.org/pubs or by calling 1-800-582-2452.

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Founded in 1876, the 76,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. The State Bar's programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system for more than 130 years. For more information, visit us at our Web site at www.nysba.org.