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March/April 2017 Issue

April 18, 2017 • Current IssueComments (0)

Welcome to the New York Legal Ethics Reporter On behalf of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC and the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, we introduce the New York Legal Ethics Reporter (NYLER). We are honored to edit this publication to assist lawyers in New York State and beyond by providing [&hellip...

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How to Lose Your Legal Fee, Part 3: Fee Disputes with Clients in Federal Court

April 18, 2017 • Current IssueComments (0)

By Ronald C. Minkoff More than a year ago, we embarked on a three-part series on “How to Lose Your Legal Fees.” Part 1, in our February 2016 edition, examined excessive fees, and Part 2, in our July 2016 edition, focused on legal fee forfeiture. In this...

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Practical Ethics Considerations for Lawyers Hired to Fix or Mitigate Another Lawyer’s Legal Malpractice

April 18, 2017 • Current IssueComments (0)

By Daniel L. Abrams When a client suffers a loss due to legal malpractice, the client will often fire the negligent lawyer and hire another one. This article will refer to such lawyers as “mitigation counsel” — lawyers hired to fix a legal problem which...

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Recent N.Y. Ethics Opinions: March/April 2017

April 18, 2017 • Current IssueComments (0)

By Tyler Maulsby, Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Here are summaries of ethics opinions issued November 2016. The opinions were issued by the NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics. NYLER will continue to provide updates on new ethics opinions...