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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=L062718A">Basic on Westlaw</a><strong><em><br>June 27, 2018</em></strong><br>1 MCLE Credits: 1 Skills, Transitional. &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; NY &amp; NJ certificatesBasic on Westlaw
    June 27, 2018

    1 MCLE Credits: 1 Skills, Transitional.             NY & NJ certificates
  • <a title="CLE Course" href="/eventdetail&#63;EventKey=L062718B">Litigation on Westlaw</a><strong><em><br>June 27, 2018</em></strong><br>1 MCLE Credits: 1 Skills, Transitional. &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; NY &amp; NJ certificatesLitigation on Westlaw
    June 27, 2018

    1 MCLE Credits: 1 Skills, Transitional.             NY & NJ certificates
  • <a title="CLE Course" href="/eventdetail&#63;EventKey=CLE061218">Civil Aspects of Litigating</a><strong><em><br>July 10, 2018</em></strong><br>Civil Aspects of Litigating an International Child Abduction Case Under the Hague Convention:&#160; How to Prove the ‘Grave Risk of Harm’ Defense 2 NY Credits: 2 Skills; 2 NJ Credits: 2 GeneralCivil Aspects of Litigating
    July 10, 2018

    Civil Aspects of Litigating an International Child Abduction Case Under the Hague Convention:  How to Prove the ‘Grave Risk of Harm’ Defense 2 NY Credits: 2 Skills; 2 NJ Credits: 2 General
  • <a title="CLE Course" href="/eventdetail&#63;EventKey=CLE071118">The Practice of Law Workshop 4 Program Series</a><strong><em><br>July 11, 2018</em></strong><br>The Practice of Law Workshop 4 Program Series. Consecutive Wednesdays; &lt;br&gt;
 10 NY Credits: 3 Ethics; 7 Skills; &#160; 10 NJ Credits: 3&#160; Ethics; 7 GeneralThe Practice of Law Workshop 4 Program Series
    July 11, 2018

    The Practice of Law Workshop 4 Program Series. Consecutive Wednesdays; <br> 10 NY Credits: 3 Ethics; 7 Skills;   10 NJ Credits: 3  Ethics; 7 General
  • <a title="CLE Course" href="/eventdetail&#63;EventKey=CLE071817">The Practice of Law Workshop -- Pt. 1, Sess A ONLY</a><strong><em><br>July 11, 2018</em></strong><br>Part 1. Session A: Writing Retainer Agreements &lt;br&gt;
 2.5 NY Credits: 1.5 Ethics; 1 Skills; 2.5 NJ Credits: 1.5 General; 1 EthicsThe Practice of Law Workshop -- Pt. 1, Sess A ONLY
    July 11, 2018

    Part 1. Session A: Writing Retainer Agreements <br> 2.5 NY Credits: 1.5 Ethics; 1 Skills; 2.5 NJ Credits: 1.5 General; 1 Ethics