NYC Bar Panel Issues Guidance On Deals With Nonlegal Orgs

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 5:39 PM EST) -- The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics released an opinion Friday detailing a number of ethical issues that New York lawyers must take into account before entering into business relationships with nonlegal organizations.

A New York lawyer who had been contemplating an arrangement with a nonlegal organization based in another state prompted the committee to issue the formal opinion, which explains that as many as 21 different Rules of Professional Conduct must be considered to determine whether a potential arrangement is ethically permissible....
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