Legal research II - Advanced  Researching Legal       Ethics       March 29, 2012  Nathan Aaron Rosen                     ...
WARNINGAll the opinions and statements  within this presentation are  those of the speaker alone and  do NOT in any way, s...
Dedicated to Steven       Krane           • Taught Legal Ethics             class at Proskauer &             at Columbia U...
Today’s class1. Basics of researching   legal ethics2. Hypo3. Working through hypo                           4
Basics of researching legal ethics• ABA BNA Manual• NY Statutes, DR & EC, Model Rules,  Ethics Opinions & Secondary  Autho...
Basics continued• Special situations• News• Law firm memos & bloggers• Law Reviews & other  secondary authority           ...
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Lexis & WestlawCoverage of Ethics MaterialTopic                             Lexis                 WestlawABA Formal       ...
Treatises•   Geoffrey Hazard, Jr. and William    Hodes, The Law of Lawyering•   Raymond Wise, Legal Ethics•   Charles Wolf...
Secondary authority•       Restatement of the Law, The law        governing lawyers•       Ray Simon, Simon’s New York Cod...
HypoYou are approached by an attorney who is working  with the General Counsel in the Legal Department  (located in New Yo...
Hypo continuedThe attorney asks you if there might be a problem  and whether they should be concerned about  attorney clie...
Working through hypo•     Issues?•     Jurisdiction?•     Residency requirements for practice?•     Any difference between...
Steps• ABA BNA Manual• NY DR & EC and newer Rules• NY Statutes• NY Ethics Opinions• NY Secondary Authority                ...
NY DR & EC             17
22 NYCRR Part 1200                     18
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More steps•   ABA Model Code•   ABA Ethics Opinions•   ABA changes•   Secondary authority•   Securities arbitration specia...
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New Jersey             31
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Still more steps• News – reputational risk  issues• Law firm memos and bloggers• Law reviews & other  secondary authority ...
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New York Changes                   43
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Problem?           49
Web sites•   New York University School of Law            www1.law.nyu.edu/library/legal_ethics_guide.pdf•   Duke Universi...
Bibliography of Articles•   Robert Ambrogi, Finding Ethics Via the World Wide Web, Law Technology Product    News, Decembe...
Conclusions• Similarities• Differences                     52
Legal research II - Advanced  Researching Legal       Ethics       March 29, 2012  Nathan Aaron Rosen                     ...
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  1. 1. Legal research II - Advanced Researching Legal Ethics March 29, 2012 Nathan Aaron Rosen 1
  2. 2. WARNINGAll the opinions and statements within this presentation are those of the speaker alone and do NOT in any way, shape, or form, reflect the opinion or position of any of his past or current employers. 2
  3. 3. Dedicated to Steven Krane • Taught Legal Ethics class at Proskauer & at Columbia University Law School • NY State Bar President • Ethics expert • Lead 2009 NYS Ethics changes as Chair NYBA Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct 3
  4. 4. Today’s class1. Basics of researching legal ethics2. Hypo3. Working through hypo 4
  5. 5. Basics of researching legal ethics• ABA BNA Manual• NY Statutes, DR & EC, Model Rules, Ethics Opinions & Secondary Authority• ABA Model Rules, Ethics Opinions & Secondary Authority• Other states rules 5
  6. 6. Basics continued• Special situations• News• Law firm memos & bloggers• Law Reviews & other secondary authority 6
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  10. 10. Lexis & WestlawCoverage of Ethics MaterialTopic Lexis WestlawABA Formal 1924 – date 1924 – dateNY State Bar 1986 – date 1977 - dateNY County Bar None 1979 – dateNY City Bar 1986 – date 1986 - dateState Ethics Opinion 7 states 21 statesRestatement of the Law – Law Yes YesGoverning LawyersState cases (1999-2005) 2,654 1,529State cases (2006-2010) 1,959 1,055ABA Code & Model Rules Yes YesState codes of ethics Yes YesLaw review articles with ethics 2,560 8,972citations (2000 to date)ABA/BNA Lawyers Manual on Yes YesProfessional ConductNational Reporter on Legal Yes – exclusive to NoEthics & Professional LexisNexis &Responsibility covers 46 state ethics opinions but sometime lag times 10
  11. 11. Treatises• Geoffrey Hazard, Jr. and William Hodes, The Law of Lawyering• Raymond Wise, Legal Ethics• Charles Wolfram, Modern Legal Ethics 11
  12. 12. Secondary authority• Restatement of the Law, The law governing lawyers• Ray Simon, Simon’s New York Code of Professional Responsibility Annotated.• Encyclopedia (CJS, AmJur or NY Jur)• Opinion reporters – National Reporter on Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility – Mary Daly, The New York Code of Professional Responsibility: Opinions, Commentary and CaseLaw. – Eugene M. Eugene, Opinions of the Committee on Professional Ethics 12
  13. 13. HypoYou are approached by an attorney who is working with the General Counsel in the Legal Department (located in New York) of an international securities corporation. The attorney found out from their conversations with the GC that she is a very experienced nationally known attorney (now living in New Jersey), who has moved jobs located in three different states and has been licensed for more than a decade in California, District of Columbia and New Jersey but not in New York. 13
  14. 14. Hypo continuedThe attorney asks you if there might be a problem and whether they should be concerned about attorney client privilege and whether they might need to advise the Board or GC regarding legal issues that involve the corporation, representing the corporation in negotiation with employees, ex- employees, counterparties, arbitrations, SEC & SRO regulatory filings and regulatory agencies, and in working with outside counsel. 14
  15. 15. Working through hypo• Issues?• Jurisdiction?• Residency requirements for practice?• Any difference between corporation and a law firm?• Can they wave in?• What is practicing law? 15
  16. 16. Steps• ABA BNA Manual• NY DR & EC and newer Rules• NY Statutes• NY Ethics Opinions• NY Secondary Authority 16
  17. 17. NY DR & EC 17
  18. 18. 22 NYCRR Part 1200 18
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  26. 26. More steps• ABA Model Code• ABA Ethics Opinions• ABA changes• Secondary authority• Securities arbitration special situation• Other states impact – California, DC and New Jersey 26
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  31. 31. New Jersey 31
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  34. 34. Still more steps• News – reputational risk issues• Law firm memos and bloggers• Law reviews & other secondary authority 34
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  43. 43. New York Changes 43
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  49. 49. Problem? 49
  50. 50. Web sites• New York University School of Law www1.law.nyu.edu/library/legal_ethics_guide.pdf• Duke University School of Law www.law.duke.edu/lib/researchguides/pdf/legalethics.pdf• Georgetown Law Library www.ll.georgetown.edu/guides/legal_ethics.cfm• Washington University Law School http://law.wustl.edu/library/index.asp?id=1338• University of San Francisco Law www.usfca.edu/law_library/ethre.html• Cornell University Law Library http://library.lawschool.cornell.edu/WhatWeDo/ResearchGuides/Legal-Ethics.cfm• Mercer Law School Library www.law.mercer.edu/library/Research/Legal%20Ethic%20Final%20Web.htm• Cleveland Law Library Association www.clelaw.lib.oh.us/Public/MISC/REGUIDES/guide4B.html• American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility www.abanet.org/cpr/• Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers www.aprl.net/ 50
  51. 51. Bibliography of Articles• Robert Ambrogi, Finding Ethics Via the World Wide Web, Law Technology Product News, December 1999, page 101 and Chicago Lawyer, December 1998, page 57.• Dianna Botluk & James Botluk, A Web of Legal Ethics: Rules of Professional Conduct, LLRX, www.llrx.com/columns/ethics.htm• Mary Daly, Researching Professional Responsibility Issues in PLI Ethics in Context, winter 2000, December 2006.• Darby Dickerson, Ethics on the Web: An Annotated Bibliography of Legal Ethics Material on the Internet, Stetson Law Review, Vol. 28, Fall 1998, page 369 - http://justice.law.stetson.edu/lawrev/abstracts/PDF/28-2Dickers.pdf• Nancy Garner, legal Ethics Resources, by the book or on the web, Intelligencer, Vol. 232, December 5, 2005, page S3.• Deborah Rhode, Annotated Bibliography of Educational Materials on Legal Ethics, Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 58, Summer/Autumn 1995, page 361.• Nathan Rosen, Researching Legal Ethics, New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 66, March/April 1994, page 40.• Roy Simon, what Every New Attorney Must Know About Legal Ethics, in PLI’s MCLE Bridge the Gap Program Materials, October-December 1998, page 151. 51
  52. 52. Conclusions• Similarities• Differences 52
  53. 53. Legal research II - Advanced Researching Legal Ethics March 29, 2012 Nathan Aaron Rosen 53

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