New York State Bar Opinion 927

Committee on Professional Ethics 

Topic: Referrals by Non-Lawyer; Attorney Fees Paid by Third Party

Digest of the Committee:

“Lawyer may not ethically enter into arrangement with a non-lawyer to accept referrals for a fixed monthly fee for each case referred where case has been obtained by telephonic solicitation.”

Rules: New York Rules of Professional Conduct 1.0(j),1.5(a) and (b), 1.8(f), 5.3(b), 5.4(a), 7.2(b), 7.3(a)(1), 8.4(a)


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