Month: November 1964

NYSBA Ethics Opinion 05

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Professional Ethics Committee Opinion Opinion #5 – 11/19/64 (5-64) Topic: Minimum Fee Schedule. Digest: Lawyer may not depart from minimum fee schedule where it is a means to solicit and advertise. Canon: Former Canon 12 QUESTION The President of this Association has requested a formal opinion on the question: “Is … Continued

NYSBA Ethics Opinion 04

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Professional Ethics Committee Opinion Opinion #4 – 11/19/1964 (4-64) Topic: Communications with Opposing Party. Negotiations with Lay Adjuster. Digest: Not improper for lawyer to negotiate with agent of opposing party who is a layman. Canon: None QUESTION May an attorney for a claimant discuss the legal aspects of liability with … Continued

NYSBA Ethics Opinion 01

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Professional Ethics Committee Opinion Opinion # 1 -_11/06/1964 (1-64) Topic: Advice by Lawyer to Secure Legal Services. Notice to Clients of Change in Law. Digest: Particularly affected clients may be notified of a change in the law, but a general notice to all clients is improper. Canon: None QUESTION An … Continued

NYSBA Ethics Opinion 02

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Professional Ethics Committee Opinion Opinion #2 – 11/06/1964 (2-64) Topic: Firm Name. Deceased Partner. Digest: Not improper to continue use of deceased partner’s name in firm, so long as not contrary to law or custom, even though other partners’ names may change. Canon: Former Canon 33 QUESTION I will appreciate … Continued