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NEW YORK RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT


NEW YORK RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
(Effective April 1, 2009)
PREAMBLE:
A LAWYER’S RESPONSIBILITIES

[1] A lawyer, as a member of the legal profession, is a representative of clients and an officer of the legal system with special responsibility for the quality of justice. As a representative of clients, a lawyer assumes many roles, including advisor, advocate, negotiator, and evaluator. As an officer of the legal system, each lawyer has a duty to uphold the legal process; to demonstrate respect for the legal system; to seek improvement of the law; and to promote access to the legal system and the administration of justice. In addition, a lawyer should further the public’s understanding of and confidence in the rule of law and the justice system because, in a constitutional democracy, legal institutions depend on popular participation and support to maintain their authority.

Upcoming CLE Courses

  • <a title="CLE Course" href="/eventdetail&#63;EventKey=L101717">What's is New  on Westlaw</a><strong><em><br>October 17, 2017</em></strong><br>1 MCLE Credits:1 skills. Transitional. NY and NJ certificatesWhat's is New on Westlaw
    October 17, 2017

    1 MCLE Credits:1 skills. Transitional. NY and NJ certificates
  • <a title="CLE Course" href="/eventdetail&#63;EventKey=CLE101817">2017 Nanette Dembitz Lecture: We Passed Raise the Age – How</a><strong><em><br>October 18, 2017</em></strong><br>2017 Nanette Dembitz Lecture: We Passed Raise the Age – How Did We Get Here and What Can We Expect?
 2.5 NY Credits: 1 Ethics; 1 Skills; 0.5 PP; 2,5 NJ Credits: 1 Ethics; 1.5 General2017 Nanette Dembitz Lecture: We Passed Raise the Age – How
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    2017 Nanette Dembitz Lecture: We Passed Raise the Age – How Did We Get Here and What Can We Expect? 2.5 NY Credits: 1 Ethics; 1 Skills; 0.5 PP; 2,5 NJ Credits: 1 Ethics; 1.5 General
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    October 23, 2017

    Consecutive Mondays 6 NY Credits: 2 Ethics; 2 Skills; 2 PP; 6 NJ Credits: 2 Ethics; 4 General
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    October 23, 2017

    Non-immigrant Categories; Labor Certification and Removal Proceedings<br>3 NY Credits: 1 Ethics; 1 Skills; 1 PP; 6 NJ Credits: 1 Ethics; 2 General
  • <a title="CLE Course" href="/eventdetail&#63;EventKey=CLE103017C">Women in Law</a><strong><em><br>October 30, 2017</em></strong><br>Women in Law: Policy Perspectives and Personal Progression 4 NY Credits: 1 Ethics; 3 Skills; 4 NJ Credits: 1 Ethics; 3 GeneralWomen in Law
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    Women in Law: Policy Perspectives and Personal Progression 4 NY Credits: 1 Ethics; 3 Skills; 4 NJ Credits: 1 Ethics; 3 General