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  • DR 1-107 Definition of Non-Legal ‘Professional’

    February 1, 2002 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

    By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR February 2002]   The most important word in new DR 1-107 (one of two new “MDP” rules that took effect on Nov. 1, 2001) is “professional.” The entire point of DR 1-107 is to authorize and regulate closer...

  • Conflicts of Interest Under New DR 1-106

    November 1, 2001 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

    By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR November 2001]   Conflict of interest issues are likely to be the most frequent and difficult issues under New York’s new MDP rules, which take effect on Nov. 1, 2001. Last month, I asked how the rule on...

  • Overview of New York’s New MDP Rules

    September 1, 2001 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

    By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR September 2001]   In July 23, 2001, the Appellate Divisions approved new “multidisciplinary practice” or “MDP” rules for New York lawyers. The new rules will take effect on Nov. 1, 2001. This article...

  • California Marches to Different Drummer

    September 1, 2001 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

    By Lazar Emanuel [Originally published in NYPRR September 2001]   The State Bar of California has asked for public comment on a task force proposal which recommends a trial Demonstration Program leading to the certification of a Fully Integrated form of...

  • Assessing Impact of Proposed DR 1-107, etc.

    February 1, 2001 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

    By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR February 2001]   In last month’s NYPRR (Jan 2001), I discussed what you can do until the proposed amendments to DRs 106 and 107 and several related changes in the Code are actually adopted by the Appellate...

  • Waiting for Courts to Amend Code

    January 1, 2001 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

    By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR January 2001]   The New York State Bar Association recently forwarded to the Appellate Divisions a proposed new Disciplinary Rule, DR 1-107, to govern contractual relationships between lawyers and non-legal...

  • NYSBA Delegates Approve MacCrate MDP Proposals

    December 1, 2000 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

    By Lazar Emanuel [Originally published in NYPRR December 2000]   New York took a significant first step towards the implementation of the MacCrate Committee’s MDP proposals on Nov. 4, 2000, when the NYSBA House of Delegates approved two new DRs — DR...

  • Lawyer’s Duty to Supervise Paralegals

    November 1, 2000 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

    By Barry H. Berke & Ronald W. Adelman [Originally published in NYPRR November 2000]   Lawyers rely on paralegals to perform a wide range of tasks. Some limit the work of paralegals to organizing and maintaining files. Others call upon them to render...

  • The Heat Subsides: Future of MDPs in New York

    September 1, 2000 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

    By Steven C. Krane [Originally published in NYPRR September 2000]   In NYPRR July 2000 issue, we reported on what were then imminent debates in the Houses of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA)...

  • MDP Pot Boils — But No Action in 1999

    September 1, 1999 • NYPRR ArchiveComments (0)

    By Linda Galler [Originally published in NYPRR September 1999]   No issue facing lawyers has attracted more interest or more tension than the issues surrounding MDPs. On June 8, 1999, the ABA Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice released its report...