NYC Bar OKs Of Counsel Title For NY-Licensed Attys Abroad

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT) -- The New York City Bar Association’s committee on professional ethics issued an opinion Thursday that New York law firms can designate licensed state lawyers practicing abroad as of counsel if they have a continuing relationship with the firm and meet other conditions.

Under the formal opinion, which draws upon the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, an of counsel title given by a New York law firm to a lawyer living in a foreign country must also not be false or misleading and the of counsel’s...
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