Thursday, December 18, 2008

News you can use

"Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye and the four presiding Appellate Division justices have formally adopted a new set of attorney ethics rules that proponents say brings New York lawyers in line with their counterparts in most of the rest of the country.

The Rules of Professional Conduct align ethics standards in form and numbering sequence with the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct. That change will make it easier for New York attorneys to reference ethics rules and advisory and legal opinions nationwide when researching issues, supporters of the new rules say."

To read more, look for: Joel Stashenko's December 17, 2008 article entitled "New Lawyer Conduct Rules Adopted; Standards Aligned With ABA Model" in the New York Law Journal.

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