Professional Responsibility

Legal Fees: What Happens When Principles of Law or Ethics Conflict?

, New York Law Journal


In his Professional Responsibility column, Anthony E. Davis reviews the Court of Appeals decision on whether to enforce the plain language of a contract between two lawyers for sharing legal fees when the lawyers had not complied with the requirements of the Rules of Professional Conduct, and a New York City Bar ethics opinion on reconciling the duty to report a lawyer's fraudulent billing and the duty to preserve confidentiality.

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