Resources on Professional Standards for Attorneys

New York Rules of Conduct with Comments (PDF) - Effective April 1, 2009 as amended through January 1, 2017
The New York Rules of Professional Conduct have been adopted by the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court and are published as Part 1200 of the Joint Rules of the Appellate Division (22 NYCRR Part 1200).  The Appellate Division has not enacted the Preamble, Scope and Comments, which are published solely by the New York State Bar Association to provide guidance for attorneys in complying with the Rules.  Where a conflict exists between a Rule and the Preamble, Scope or a Comment, the Rule controls.

Lawyers Code of Professional Responsibility (PDF) (Updated through December 28, 2007 - includes Rules on Lawyer Advertising) - Effective through March 31, 2009 

    Statements of Client Rights and Responsibilities

    The Rules Governing Judicial Conduct

    State Administrative Law Judges' Model Code of Conduct

    Sample Letters of Engagement

    Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program