Month: June 1993

Opinion 651

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #651- 06/30/1993 (4-93) Topic: Legal referral service; division of legal fees. Digest: Legal referral service operated, sponsored or approved by bar association may require participating lawyers to remit to the referral service a percentage of the legal fees earned from referrals. Code: Canon 2 , … Continued

Opinion 650

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #650 – 06/30/1993 (3-93) Topic: Lawyer participation in corporate “Compliance With Law” program; conflict of interest; communication with one of adverse interest Digest: Lawyers may participate and “Adverse Interest” statement suffices if timely read Code: DR 1-102(A)(4), DR 3-101(A); EC 4-4, 4-5; DR 5-109, DR … Continued

Opinion 648

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #648 – 06/08/1993 (5-93) Topic: Law Guardian: Acceptance of Related Fee-Generating Matter for Same Client Digest: Law Guardian may represent client in related civil matter under certain circumstances Code: Canons 4, 5, 6, 7, 9; EC 5-1, 5-21, 7-11, 7-12; DR 4-101(A) and (B); 5-101(A) … Continued

Opinion 647

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #647 – 06/08/1993 (2-93) Topic: Attorneys; bail bond agent Digest: If not illegal, an attorney ethically may act as a bail bond agent for non-client, but may not for client Code: DR 1-102; DR 2-103; DR 103(B)(1); EC 1-5 QUESTION May an attorney ethically act … Continued

Opinion 649

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #649 – 06/08/1993 (24-92) Topic: Attorney-Client Privilege; Client Secrets; Conflicts Digest: Where executor proposes to or has engaged in knowing wrongdoing to estate’s detriment, attorney for executor has duty to call upon executor to fulfill its fiduciary obligations to the estate; disclosure of wrongdoing to … Continued

Opinion 646

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOOATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #646 – 06/08/1993 (49-92) TOPIC: Employment by foreign legal consultant; partnership with foreign lawyer DIGEST: Subject to any applicable legal restrictions, a member of the New York State Bar may serve under the employ of a Japanese legal consultant; subject to any applicable legal restrictions, … Continued