Month: December 2004

Ethics Opinion 782

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #782 – 12/08/2004 Topic:     E-mailing documents that may contain hidden data reflecting client confidences and secrets. Digest:    Lawyers must exercise reasonable care to prevent the disclosure of confidences and secrets contained in “metadata” in documents they transmit electronically to opposing counsel or other third parties. … Continued

Ethics Opinion 781

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #781 – 12/08/2004 Topic:        Matrimonial lawyer’s duty upon discovery that financial statement filed with family court contained material errors due to fraud by client. Digest:       A matrimonial lawyer who learns that a financial statement submitted by the lawyer to family court contains a material omission, … Continued

Ethics Opinion 780

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion #780 (12/08/2004) Topic:        Retaining copies of client’s file over client’s objection; limitation of attorney liability. Digest:       Generally proper for a lawyer to retain copies of a client’s file; proper to require a release of malpractice liability as a condition of returning the file without retaining … Continued