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Tribute to Lazar Emanuel (1924 — 2011)

February 1, 2012 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

[Originally published in NYPRR February 2012] The February 2012 issue of NYPRR is dedicated to the memory of Lazar Emanuel, Publisher and Managing Editor of the New York Professional Responsibility Report.   Goodbye, My Friend By Roy Simon With the passing of Lazar Emanuel, I have lost a dear friend, a valued advisor, a skilled [&hellip...

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Last Chance to Comment on ABA Ethics 20/20 Draft Proposals

November 1, 2011 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR November 2011]   In 2009, the ABA created the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, which has been comprehensively reviewing the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (and other regulations affecting lawyers) in...

ABA Studies ‘Super,’ ‘Best,’ and Other Lawyer Rankings (Part II)

October 1, 2011 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR October 2011]   In NYPRR June 2011 issue, I began discussing the controversial subject of lawyer and law firm rankings and ratings. I explored the history of lawyer rankings and ratings and the impact of Bates...

Review of New York City Bar’s Opinion on Litigation Financing

October 1, 2011 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

By Lazar Emanuel [Originally published in NYPRR October 2011]   As an observer who has commented several times on developments in the world of litigation financing (See, NYPRR, June 2005, July 2010, February 2011, and May 2011), I was perplexed by the...

State Bar Amends & Adds Comments to Rules of Professional Conduct (Part II)

September 1, 2011 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR September 2011]    On June 25, 2011, at its meeting in Cooperstown, the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates unanimously approved a Report by the State Bar’s Committee on Standards of Attorney...

Effective Leadership

August 1, 2011 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

By Kathleen Brady [Originally published in NYPRR August 2011]   Lawyers are expected to assume positions of Leadership more often than others. Leadership, in its purest form, is simply the ability to attract and keep followers. Effective leaders have a...

State Bar Amends & Adds Comments to Rules of Professional Conduct (Part I)

August 1, 2011 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR August 2011]   On June 25th, 2011, at its meeting in Cooperstown, the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates unanimously approved a Report by the State Bar’s Committee on Standards of Attorney...

What’s in a Name — Part II

August 1, 2011 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

By Lazar Emanuel [Originally published in NYPRR August 2011]   Since April 29, 2011, questions raised by practitioners have prompted four Ethics Opinions from the State Bar on issues related to lawyer advertising and the use of firm names. These opinions...

Courts Amend Advertising Rule 7.1 in Wake of “Alexander v. Cahill”

July 1, 2011 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR July 2011]   In the New York State Register for May 18, 2011, the Courts announced that they had amended Rule 7.1 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, effective April 15, 2011. This announcement...

Courts Prepare for a Major Disaster

June 1, 2011 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

[Originally published in NYPRR June 2011]   Responding to recent news events and without much fanfare, The Court of Appeals on Jan. 26, 2011 issued a notice to the Bar entitled Provision of Legal Services Following a Major Disaster. The notice reads:...