Friday, November 24, 2006

NYC Bar Ethics Opinion on Legal Services Outsourcing

The opinion is available here. The important snippets are:

[US] lawyers must
(a) provide vigorous supervision to ensure competent representation and to avoid aiding in the unauthorized practice of law;
(b) preserve client confidences and secrets;
(c) inquire into possible conflicts of interest;
(d) bill clients appropriately; and
(e) obtain the necessary client advance consent.

So, do it if you must, but tell all concerned and for God's sake - review!