Month: April 1977

Opinion 467

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #467 – 04/28/1977 (36-77) Topic: Recommendation of professional employment; independent professional judgment; real estate Digest: Not per se improper for lawyer to accept repeated referrals from real estate broker Code: Canon 5; EC 5-1, 5-21; DR 2-103(C) and (D), 5-107(B) QUESTION May a lawyer accept … Continued

Opinion 466

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #466 – 04/21/1977 (47-77) Topic: Confidences and secrets; evidence of criminal conduct Digest: Lawyer may not accept proceeds of crime from client for safekeeping and should not reveal client’s proffer Code:  Canons 1, 4 and 7; EC 1-4, 4-1 and 7-27; DR 1-102, 2-110, 4-101 … Continued

Opinion 465

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #465 – 04/21/1977 (15-77) Topic: Feeder occupation; dual practice; collection of judgments purchased at discount Digest: Improper for lawyer to be director of corporation established to purchase assignments of judgments at discount when his law firm will be retained to collect such judgments Code:  EC 2-8; … Continued

Opinion 464

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #464- 04/21/1977 (31-77) Topic: Contingent fee; expenses of litigation Digest: Improper for lawyer to agree with client that reimbursement of funds advanced by lawyer to defray cost of litigation will be contingent on its outcome Code:  EC 2-20, 5-7, 5-8; DR 2-106, 5-101(A), 5-103(B) QUESTION … Continued

Opinion 463

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #463 – 04/11/1977 (124-76) Topic: Communications with person having adverse interests Digest: Lawyer for respondent in paternity proceeding may obtain statement from mother of illegitimate child under certain circumstances Code: Canons 6 and 7; EC 7-18; DR 1-102(A)(4); 7-104 (A)(1) and (2) QUESTION A lawyer … Continued