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Ethics In The Empire State: Are You Familiar With The Latest Rules Of Professional Conduct?

Length: 1 hour 55 minutes

This course provides an overview of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct (“RPC”) for attorneys, which became effective in April 2009.  Among the highlights are discussions of four key areas of change from the Code of Professional Responsibility that the RPC superseded:

•    New exceptions to the duty of confidentiality

•    What to do when your client presents false evidence to the tribunal

•    “Ghostwriting,” or assistance with the preparation of pleadings or other court filings for a nominally pro se client without disclosure of the attorney’s involvement

•    Rules regarding prospective clients

Significant time will also be spent on other cutting-edge ethical issues, including problems that arise in the areas of e-discovery, electronic files, and the Internet. This updated program will provide CLE credits to past attendees.

Co-Instructors: ALEXANDRA WALD, Cohen & Gresser LLP & HARVEY B. SILIKOVITZ, Cohen & Gresser LLP

CLE credit: 2.5 ethics.


Original Recording Date: 3/13/2013


Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • Ethics In The Empire State: Are You Familiar With The Latest Rules Of Professional Conduct?
  • Affirmation Document