NYCLA Ethics Institute’s The New York Rules of Professional Conduct
Published by Oxford University Press
August 5, 2010 – The New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) announced today the publication of The New York Rules of Professional Conduct, edited by the NYCLA Ethics Institute and published by Oxford University Press. In April 2009, New York State adopted the Rules of Professional Conduct, which are the ethical rules governing all attorneys licensed to practice in New York. The New York Rules of Professional Conduct provides attorneys with the most current case law, opinions and in-depth commentary governing ethical conduct. The book includes the complete New York Rules of Professional Conduct, selected state and federal statutes and court rules, selected articles, a comprehensive index and a Code-to-Rules correlation table comparing the provisions of the new Rules to their comparable provisions in the prior Code.
The New York Rules of Professional Conduct provides in-depth analysis of each ethics rule and practice pointers focusing on how to deal with the ethical dilemmas attorneys face in daily practice. The practitioner-oriented approach contains tips, warning and alerts. For ease of use, finding aids, including a cumulative index, tables of rules and cases and a bibliography, as well as topically organized annotations of relevant ethics opinions and cases and forms, are included. Cross references compare the new New York’s Rules with the past New York Code and current ABA Model Rules.
A subgroup of the NYCLA Ethics Institute’s Board of Advisors are the editors of The New York Rules of Professional Conduct. Lewis F. Tesser, chair of the Ethics Institute, serves as editor-in-chief, Bari Chase, director of the CLE Institute, as editorial director, Wallace L. Larson Jr. as executive editor, Michael S. Ross as editorial consultant, Hon. Gerald Lebovits and Edwin David Robertson, past president of NYCLA, as contributing editors and Carol Buckler and James B. Kobak Jr., president of NYCLA, as editorial advisors. Rule Editors include: Andral Bratton, Janessa Bernstein, Gordon Eng, Robert Fettman, Bruce A. Green, Sarah Jo Hamilton, John R. Horan, Devika Kewalramani, Wallace L. Larson Jr., Richard M. Maltz, Sarah Diane McShea, Ronald C. Minkoff, Martin Minkowitz, Deborah A. Scalise, Barry R. Temkin, Ellen Yaroshefsky and Carol L. Ziegler.
The New York Rules of Professional Conduct can be purchased as a subscription and will be published twice a year.
The New York County Lawyers’ Association (www.nycla.org) was founded in 1908 as the first major bar association in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual identity. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.
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The New York Rules of Professional Conduct
Law and Commentary, 2010
First Edition, 1272 pages
Edited by: New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) Ethics Institute