Professional Standards for Attorneys

Resources on Professional Standards for Attorneys in New York State

New York Rules of Conduct with Comments (PDF) - Effective April 1, 2009 as amended through January 1, 2014
PLEASE NOTE:
The New York Rules of Professional Conduct have been adopted by the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court and are published as Part 1200 of the Joint Rules of the Appellate Division (22 NYCRR Part 1200).  The Appellate Division has not enacted the Preamble, Scope and Comments, which are published solely by the New York State Bar Association to provide guidance for attorneys in complying with the Rules.  Where a conflict exists between a Rule and the Preamble, Scope or a Comment, the Rule controls


Statements of Client Rights and Responsibilities (also in Spanish)


The Rules Governing Judicial Conduct

State Administrative Law Judges' Model Code of Conduct


Sample Letters of Engagement (PDF)


Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program 


Judicial Campaign Conduct Brochure (PDF)