New Jersey Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics Decisions
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Recent Decisions From the New Jersey Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics
Lawyers May Not Threaten Sanctions for Noncompliance When Sending a Subpoena Duces Tecum by Mail
Date: October 30, 2015
The Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics received an inquiry from a lawyer who asked whether, consistent with the Rules of Professional Conduct, he may include language threatening sanctions for noncompliance when he sends a subpoena duces tecum by mail.
Conflict of Interest - Government Lawyers
Date: June 24, 2013
Selling Law Firm Accounts Receivable to a Third Party or Retaining a Collection Agency For Collection of Fees Payable by Former Clients
Date: March 7, 2012
Contingency Fees in Criminal and Quasi-Criminal Matters
Date: March 3, 2010
Whether is is acceptable to offer contingency fee arrangements in various Municipal Court criminal and quasi-criminal cases.
Contingency Fees In Consumer Protection Cases
Date: October 27, 2008
Inquirer represents debtors against creditors in consumer protection actions that statutorily provide for recovery of attorneys' fees, and asks about an arrangement under which 50 percent of the net sum recovered after deduction of disbursements would be provided to the client and the other 50 percent would be payable as contingent legal fees. Inquirer notes that R. 1:21-7(c) generally permits a maximum contingency fee of 33 1/3 percent in certain cases, and inquires whether the proposed arrangement of a 50 percent contingency fee on a recovery that includes an award of attorneys' fees would be consistent with the Rules of Professional Conduct.
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