Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Attorney Ethics Standards for N.Y.

The new code of conduct for N.Y. attorneys is effective Wednesday, April 1. This NYLJ article explains the differences between the current and new rules
Differences between the old code and the new rules largely concern the more expansive definitions provided in the new guidelines . . . For instance, the new code declares that conflict waivers must be the product of informed consent confirmed in writing. "Informed consent," "confirmed in writing" and "writing" are all defined in the new rules. . .