Month: February 1993

Opinion 643

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #643 – 02/16/1993 (51-92) Overrules: N.Y. State 489 (1978) Topic: Conflict of interest; preserving client confidences and secrets; legal service organization Digest: Legal service organization may organize panel of volunteer lawyers to represent financially eligible clients that the organization cannot represent because of a conflict … Continued

Opinion 641

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #641 – 02/16/1993 (40-92) TOPIC: Files; disposition procedures; compliance with recycling regulations DIGEST: A lawyer must comply with an ordinance that requires recycling of all office paper. Confidences and secrets of clients must be given appropriate protection CODE: Canon 4, DR 4-101(A), DR 4-101(B), DR … Continued

Opinion 642

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #642 – 02/12/1993 (45-92) Topic: Lawyer as witness; arbitration Digest: Lawyer-as-witness rule applies in the context of an arbitration Code: Definition 6, DR 5-101(B), DR 5-102(A), EC 5-10 QUESTION Does the “lawyer-as-witness” rule prevent an attorney from serving as both attorney for a union and … Continued