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In his Professional Responsibility column, Anthony E. Davis examines the proposed new Rule of Professional Conduct (PRC) 5.9 drafted and approved by the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct (COSAC). In the normal course, this would not go to the House of Delegates before being presented (if adopted there) to the courts for adoption into New York's RPCs. However, in a most unusual intramural disagreement, the New York State Bar Association's very own Committee on Professional Ethics (the Committee) issued a report on March 16, 2022, opposing the adoption of the proposed rule.
In this article, Anthony reviews the proposed rule and broadly considers its merits in the light of the Committee's opposition.
You can read "Proposed New Procedures for Lawyers Leaving Law Firms" published by the New York Law Journal on April 5, 2022, at the NYLJ website (subscription may be required).