Attorneys – Ethics Hotline




Ethics Hotline

The NYCLA Committee on Professional Ethics accepts telephone inquiries on ethics matters through its hotline service. For telephone assistance please contact the appropriate member listed below. Members are encouraged to review The Rules of Professional Conduct first.

Questions to the hotline are limited to an inquiring attorney’s own conduct under New York’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Also, the hotline does not answer questions that are being litigated in a pending legal proceeding or before a grievance committee, or questions of law. Calls to the hotline are confidential but not privileged.

Our Hotline is staffed by attorney volunteers, so we ask your patience if you are not able to reach someone immediately. We aim to return all calls within 24 hours.


Please Note: Assignments are subject to change.


NYCLA Ethics Hotline Schedule – 2024 To Be Announced.

Date Ranges Lawyer Contact Telephone
January 15-31 James B. Kobak, Jr. 917-861-5986
February 1-15 Ellen Yaroshefsky 516-463-5882
February 16-29 Jim Walker 212-261-6864
March 1-15 Joe Vogel 646-248-5461
March 16-31 Israel Klein 212-213-8511
April 1-15 Sarah Jo Hamilton 845-412-5011
April 16-31 Sarah McShea 212-679-9090
May 1-15
May 16-31
June 1-15
June 16-30
July 1-15
July 16-31
August 1-5
August 6-15
August 16-31
September 1-15
September 16-30
October 1-15
October 16-31
November 1-15
November 16-30
December 1-15
December 16-31