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Ethical Implications of Emergent Technologies

February 10, 2017 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Laurence Banville Emergent technologies have already altered our lives in unprecedented ways. For practicing attorneys, these innovations pose both risks and benefits. Perhaps the greatest risk is not remaining current on technological change relevant to a given attorney’s practice area. In coming years, the legal terrain may begin to shift in...

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Ethical Considerations When Switching from Criminal Defense to the Prosecution

February 10, 2017 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

by Brad Rudin and Betsy Hutchings Because a prosecutor’s office (the office or office) fits within the definition of a law firm as a “government law office,” the same ethical rules that cover private law firms apply. See Rule 1.0[h] (defining “firm”...

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Recent N.Y. Ethics Opinions: January/February 2017

February 10, 2017 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Tyler Maulsby, Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Here are summaries of ethics opinions issued October 2016 and January 2017. The opinions were issued by the NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics and the NYC Bar Association Committee on...

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Settlement Negotiations in Legal Malpractice Cases: Walking the Fine Line of a Conflict

January 6, 2017 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By John D. Dalton & Matthew R. Yost, Baugh Dalton LLC When a defense is being provided to an insured under the terms of an errors and omissions policy, a number of conflicts can arise in the tripartite relationship among the insured, the insurer and the...

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Ball of Confusion: Practicing Law from Your Second Home in Another State

January 6, 2017 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Ronald C. Minkoff Practicing law has been very, very good to you. Through lots of hard work over 40 years, you have built up a stable of good, steady clients, and have earned enough money to start thinking seriously about retirement. You have always lived...

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Recent N.Y. Ethics Opinions: November/December 2016

January 6, 2017 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Tyler Maulsby, Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Here are summaries of ethics opinions issued March and December 2016. The opinions were issued by the NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics and the American Bar Association Standing Committee on...

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Keeping the Privilege: A Primer on the “Stock” Decision

October 10, 2016 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Tyler Maulsby This past July (2016), the First Department became the first appeals court in New York to recognize the “intra-firm privilege,” holding that certain communications between a lawyer and his or her firm’s General Counsel are protected by...

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Why the “Stock” Decision Is Wrong — And Why It Is Right

October 10, 2016 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Ronald C. Minkoff   Like so many New York lawyers, I was happy when the First Department decided Stock v. Schnader Harrison, Segal & Lewis, LLP, 35 N.Y.S.3d 31 (1st Dept. 2016 (Stock). Indeed, I was probably happier: The First Department’s decision,...

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Recent N.Y. Ethics Opinions: October 2016

October 10, 2016 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Tyler Maulsby, Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Here are summaries of ethics opinions issued January, February, and August 2016. The opinions were issued by the NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics and the NYC Bar Association Committee on...

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How to Lose Your Legal Fee, Part 2: Legal Fee Forfeiture

July 5, 2016 • NYLER ArchiveComments (0)

By Ronald C. Minkoff   In our February 2016 edition, we published the first of a three-part series of articles on “How to Lose Your Legal Fees.” That article examined excessive fees, focusing on how the interplay between New York Rule of Professional...