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

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 David Wirtz 212-583-2699
May 16-31 Mark Bower 917-304-3337
June 1-15 Pierre Ciric 212-260-6090
June 16-30 Pierre Ciric 212-260-6090
July 1-15 Mark Bower 917-304-3337
July 16-31
August 1-15 Jim Walker 212-261-6864
August 16-31 James B. Kobak, Jr. 917-861-5986
September 1-15 Israel Klein 212-213-8511
September 16-30 Barry Temkin 212-804-4200
October 1-15
October 16-31 Joe Vogel 646-248-5461
November 1-15 Sarah McShea 212-679-9090
November 16-30 Gordon Eng 203-769-8812
December 1-15 Jim Walker 212-261-6864
December 16-31 Bruce Green 212-636-6851