Month: March 1980

Opinion 519

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #519 – 03/21/1980 (10-80) Topic: Conflict of interests; insurance company; staff counsel Digest: Insurance company’s staff counsel may not represent assured when company disclaims coverage Code: EC 5-14, 5-15, 5-17; DR 5-105(A) and (C) QUESTION An automobile was involved in an accident while driven by … Continued

Opinion 518

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #518 – 03/20/1980 (19-80) Topic: Public defender; private practice Digest: Part-time county public defender may represent private clients in litigation against county Code: EC 5-1, 8-8, 9-6; DR 4-101(B), 5-105(A) QUESTION May a part-time county public defender represent private clients in civil litigation directed against … Continued