Andrew Schepard and Theo Liebmann, in the March 11th edition of the New York Law Journal, listed three important changes in New York's new Rules of Professional Conduct as they apply to lawyers representing children in Family Court. (I explored how the new rules would affect conflicts of interest here.) Schepard and Liebmann's main focus was on … [Read more...]
What Does the ABA’s adoption of New Conflicts Rules Mean for New York?
Well, despite my well-reasoned advice that the ABA adopt Recommendation 110, instead it adopted Recommendation 109 at their annual meeting in Boston two weeks ago. The ABA Model Rules of Ethics for lawyers formerly stated that when an attorney moves from one firm to another, all of the clients of the attorney's former firm who have an adverse … [Read more...]
“Conflict of Interest” Rules Will Be Getting More Lenient
One of the major sources for ethics rules for lawyers is the American Bar Association("ABA") Model Rules. The ABA's Model Rules define the proper conduct of an attorney where there is, or may be, a conflict of interest between an attorney's representation of a current client and that attorney's, or any attorney at his/her firm's, former client. In … [Read more...]