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2024 NJ Attorney Ethics - Annotated

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NJ Attorney Ethics - Annotated

By Kevin H. Michels & Kathryn Hockenjos

The first definitive treatise in an ever-expanding area, New Jersey Attorney Ethics: The Law of New Jersey Lawyering collects, organizes and analyzes the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct, court rules, decisions of the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Superior Court, and District of New Jersey, opinions of the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, the Advertising and Unauthorized Practice Committees, and statutory authority governing attorney conduct in New Jersey. A dog-eared copy of this treatise should be on every New Jersey attorney's desk. The treatise has been cited in opinions of the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Appellate Division, the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics and the Disciplinary Review Board.

New Jersey attorneys are governed by some of the strictest and most complex ethical principles in the nation. The New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct varied significantly from those proposed by the ABA when they were first adopted by the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1984. In 2004, the Court substantially revised those rules even further. This volume provides a comprehensive, systematic analysis of the maze of New Jersey authorities that regulate an attorney's conduct, including the literally thousands of opinions interpreting and applying the current and predecessor rules. For example, the treatise, which is over 1,000 pages in length, contains extensive discussions of:
  • The N.J. Supreme Court's authority over the profession
  • The limits of court authority and the roles of the other government branches
  • Organization of a law practice, including entity selection, firm names and letterhead
  • Advertising, marketing and solicitation
  • The legal fee agreement, including retainers and contingent fees
  • Fee sharing
  • Fee collection, including attorney liens, and fee arbitration
  • Attorney trust accounting
  • Duties in representing a client, both in the transactional and litigation settings
  • Conflicts of interest, including imputed disqualification, screening, conflicts relating to concurrent clients, former clients, public representations, family relationships, the attorney's own interests, and business transactions with a client.
  • Client waivers of conflicts
  • Client confidentiality
  • Disclosure of client information to the courts and adversaries
  • Ex parte communication
  • Detailed analysis of New Jersey's attorney discipline system, both procedurally and substantively
  • Immunity and confidentiality in the disciplinary system
  • The quantum of discipline imposed in various types of disciplinary matters
  • The unauthorized practice of law
  • Liability based on RPC violations

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Kevin H. Michels
Kevin Michels is a Professor at The College of New Jersey, where he directs the School of Business Center for Innovation and Ethics. Prior to that, he held the Curran Chair in Legal Ethics and Professionalism at Gonzaga Law School in Spokane, Washington, first as a visiting associate professor and later as a tenured associate professor. He is the author of articles in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, the Seton Hall Law Review, the Case Western Reserve Law Review, the Rutgers Law Review, the St. Mary's Journal of Legal Ethics and Malpractice, and the University of Louisville Law Review. Professor Michels received his B.A. with honors from Rutgers College, where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School-Newark, where he was Research Editor of the Rutgers Law Review. He served as law clerk to Justice Robert L. Clifford of the New Jersey Supreme Court for the 1986-87 term. He served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Professional Conduct (the "Pollock Commission") and the New Jersey Supreme Court Working Group on the Duty of Confidentiality and Wrongful Convictions. He has lectured widely on legal ethics and professionalism. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and a member of Michels & Hockenjos, L.L.C.

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Kathryn A. Hockenjos
Kathryn Hockenjos is managing member of Baker Street Media, L.L.C., which together with Gann Law Books is developing an ethics practice navigator for attorneys. She is a partner with Michels & Hockenjos, L.L.C., which she rejoined after serving as staff attorney for the New Jersey Supreme Court Clerk's office and as Secretary to the Disciplinary Oversight Committee. Prior to joining Michels & Hockenjos, L.L.C., she was an associate at Norris McLaughlin P.A.

Ms. Hockenjos received her B.A. cum laude from Allegheny College, and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, also cum laude. She served as law clerk to Judge Morton I. Greenberg of the New Jersey Appellate Division and of the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit for the 1986-87 term.

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