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Committee: Professional Responsibility

Narrowing the “Justice Gap”: Roles for Non-Lawyer Practitioners (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Non-Lawyer Practice

Amicus Brief: Geron v. Seyfarth Shaw LLP (US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Unfinished Business Doctrine

Comments on the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 proposed amendments to Rules 1.5(e) and 5.4 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (July 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Fee Sharing with Non-Lawyers

Comments to ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 on its Choice of Law and Conflicts of Interest Initial Proposal (November 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Multi-Jurisdictional Practice

Proposed Amendment to Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4: Regulating Lawyers’ Supervision of Undercover Investigations (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Undercover Investigations

Proposed Amendment to the Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6 - Authorizing Disclosure of Confidential Information of Deceased Clients (June 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Attorney/Client Confidentiality

Report on legislation amending Judiciary Law Sections 475 and 475-a (collectively, the “Lien Law”)(Reissued April 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Attorneys Fees

Report on Conflicts of Interest in Multi-Jurisdictional Practice: Proposed Amendments to New York Rules of Professional Conduct 8.5 (Disciplinary Authority and Choice of Law) and 1.10 (Imputation of Conflicts of Interest) (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Multi-Jurisdictional Practice

Report on Rule 3.8 of the Rules of Professional Conduct governing a prosecutor's conduct upon discovering evidence that an innocent person was convicted (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Government Lawyers

Reforming NYS's Financial Disclosure Requirements for Attorney Legislators (January 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Attorney-legislators

The Outsourcing of Legal Services Overseas (November 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Outsourcing Legal Support Services

Commentary on New York’s Ethics Rules Governing Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation (March 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Lawyer Advertising

Report proposing amendments to the Judiciary Law Sections 475 and 475-a (collectively, the “Lien Law”) (November 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Attorneys Fees

Report on Engagement Letters ( PDF format )
Subject area: Letters of Engagement

Amicus Brief: James L. Alexander v. Thomas J. Cahill, et al. filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (February 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Lawyer Advertising

Comments on the Proposed Ethical Considerations for Lawyer Advertising (October 2007) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Lawyer Advertising

A Call for the Repeal or Invalidation of Congressional Restrictions on Legal Services Lawyers ( PDF format )
Subject area: Legal Services, Funding of

Comments on the NY State Bar Association’s Proposed Amendments to the New York Code of Professional Responsibility Rules 1.11, 1.12, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, and 6.1 – 6.5 (January 2007) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Attorney Conduct

Amicus Brief: Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc. v. Intuit Inc. filed with the New York State Court of Appeals ( PDF format )
Subject area: No Contact Rule

Comments on the Proposed Ethics Rules Governing Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation Issued by the Presiding Justices of New York State’s Appellate Division ( PDF format )
Subject area: Lawyer Advertising

Examination of the ethics provisions governing prosecutors, follow up comments on proposed amendments to the New York Code of Professional Responsibility Rule 3.8 Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor (October 2006) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Government Lawyers

Comments on the NY State Bar Association's Proposed Amendments to the New York Code of Professional Responsibility Rules 1.1-1.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5-3.9 and 8.1-8.4 (May 2006) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Attorney Conduct

Letter to the ABA commenting on the ABA's draft report on proposed changes to the Code of Judicial Conduct ( PDF format )
Subject area: Judicial Conduct

Comments on the Ethics Rules Governing Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation Proposed by the New York State Bar Association's Task Force on Lawyer Advertising ( PDF format )
Subject area: Lawyer Advertising

Format Change for Standards of Attorney Conduct in New York ( PDF format )
Subject area: Attorney Conduct

Examination of the Ethics Provisions Governing Prosecutors ( PDF format )
Subject area: Government Lawyers

Letter providing comments on the American Bar Association report recommending a Model Rule regarding disclosure of legal malpractice insurance ( PDF format )
Subject area: Legal Malpractice Insurance

Statement Regarding the US Department of Justice Final Rule Allowing Eaves Dropping on Lawyer/Client Conversations ( PDF format )
Subject area: Attorney/Client Privilege

Proposals to Modify New York Court Rules Concerning the Engagement of Local Counsel and the Pro Hac Vice Admission of Attorneys
Subject area: Pro Hac Vice Admission

Prohibitions on Non-Lawyer Practice: An Overview and Preliminary Assessment (January 1995) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Non-Lawyer Practice