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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=CLE041421">[WEBINAR] Why LGBTQ+ Inclusion Is a Must for Your Firm</a><strong><em><br>April 14, 2021</em></strong><br>[WEBINAR] Why LGBTQ+ Inclusion Is a Must for Your Firm’s Success &lt;br&gt;1 NY Credit: 1 DIEB; Transitional and Non-transitional; 1 NJ Credit: 1 General[WEBINAR] Why LGBTQ+ Inclusion Is a Must for Your Firm
    April 14, 2021

    [WEBINAR] Why LGBTQ+ Inclusion Is a Must for Your Firm’s Success <br>1 NY Credit: 1 DIEB; Transitional and Non-transitional; 1 NJ Credit: 1 General
  • <a title="CLE Course" href="/eventdetail&#63;EventKey=CLE042221">[WEBINAR] 44th Civil Trial Practice Institute</a><strong><em><br>April 22, 2021</em></strong><br>44th&#160;Civil Trial Practice Institute: The Past, the Present and the Possible Future&lt;br&gt;
 18 NY Credits: 6 Ethics; 12 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 18 NJ Credits: 6 Ethics; 12 General (Law Practice Management, Civil Trial Preparation)[WEBINAR] 44th Civil Trial Practice Institute
    April 22, 2021

    44th Civil Trial Practice Institute: The Past, the Present and the Possible Future<br> 18 NY Credits: 6 Ethics; 12 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 18 NJ Credits: 6 Ethics; 12 General (Law Practice Management, Civil Trial Preparation)
  • <a title="CLE Course" href="/eventdetail&#63;EventKey=CLE042221A">[WEBINAR] Civil Trial Practice Institute Day 1</a><strong><em><br>April 22, 2021</em></strong><br>Civil Trial Practice Institute Day 1: Skills &amp; Ethics – Preparing for Trial, Conference, Settlement and Mediation&lt;br&gt; 
 9 NY Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 9 NJ Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 General (Law Practice Management, Civil Trial Preparation)[WEBINAR] Civil Trial Practice Institute Day 1
    April 22, 2021

    Civil Trial Practice Institute Day 1: Skills & Ethics – Preparing for Trial, Conference, Settlement and Mediation<br> 9 NY Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 9 NJ Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 General (Law Practice Management, Civil Trial Preparation)
  • <a title="CLE Course" href="/eventdetail&#63;EventKey=CLE042321A">[WEBINAR] Civil Trial Practice Institute Day 2</a><strong><em><br>April 23, 2021</em></strong><br>Civil Trial Practice Institute Day 2: Skills and Ethics – The Trial; How COVID Has Impacted Litigation &amp; the Practice of Law&lt;br&gt;
 9 NY Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 9 NJ Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 General (Law Practice Management, Civil Trial Preparation)[WEBINAR] Civil Trial Practice Institute Day 2
    April 23, 2021

    Civil Trial Practice Institute Day 2: Skills and Ethics – The Trial; How COVID Has Impacted Litigation & the Practice of Law<br> 9 NY Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 9 NJ Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 General (Law Practice Management, Civil Trial Preparation)
  • <a title="CLE Course" href="/eventdetail&#63;EventKey=CLE032321B">[WEBINAR] How COVID-19 is Impacting Litigation</a><strong><em><br>April 23, 2021</em></strong><br>How COVID-19 is Impacting Litigation and the Practice of Law*
 &lt;br&gt;2.5 NY Credits: 2.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 2.5 NJ Credits: 2.5 General[WEBINAR] How COVID-19 is Impacting Litigation
    April 23, 2021

    How COVID-19 is Impacting Litigation and the Practice of Law* <br>2.5 NY Credits: 2.5 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 2.5 NJ Credits: 2.5 General