New York State Bar Opinion 623

Committee on Professional Ethics

Topic: Closed files; disposition procedures; dissolution of law firm

Digest of the Committee:

“Procedures for disposing of closed files; partners’ ethical obligations are joint and several notwithstanding dissolution.”

Rules: DR 1-102(A)(5), 4-101(B)(1), 4-101(D), 9-102(B), 9-102(D), 9-102 (G); EC 1-5, 4-4, 4-6, 7-1, 7-8, 7-11, 7-12

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