New York State Bar Opinion 1032

Committee on Professional Ethics

Topic: Responding to a former client’s critical commentary on a website


Digest of the Committee:

“A lawyer may not disclose confidential client information solely to respond to a former client’s criticism of the lawyer posted on a lawyer-rating website.

New York Rules of Professional Conduct: 1.6(a); 1.6(b); 1.9(c)

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