Month: December 1972

Ethics Opinion 277

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #277 – 12/14/1972 (61-72) Topic: Application for position of town attorney or deputy town attorney Digest: An attorney may properly submit an application for position of town attorney or deputy town attorney irrespective of whether the positions are vacant or seek the creation of a … Continued

Ethics Opinion 276

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #276 -12/14/1972 (60-72) Topic: Town Justice running for non-judicial office Digest: Town Justice must resign when running for a non-judicial office Code of Judicial Conduct: Canon 7(A)(3) QUESTION Must a non-lawyer town justice resign the position as town justice when he runs for non-judicial office? … Continued

Ethics Opinion 275

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #275 – 12/14/1972 (57-72) Topic: Duty of lawyer to disclose to client his failure to act; lawyer’s settlement of claim which client has against him Digest: Lawyer has affirmative duty to advise client of his failure to act resulting in claim being barred by limitations; … Continued

Ethics Opinion 274

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #274 -12/14/1972 (55-72) Topic: Conflict of Interest Digest: Lawyer may not continue representation of infant plaintiff after joining firm which represents defendant in other matters Code: Canon 5; EC 5-1, 5-14, 5-15; DR 5-105(D) QUESTION May a lawyer continue to represent an infant plaintiff in … Continued