Every attorney licensed to practice in the State of New York needs access to the most current case law, opinions, and in-depth commentary governing ethical conduct in order to avoid costly and time consuming disciplinary proceedings. This publication, edited by the New York County Lawyers' Association, includes the complete New York Rules of Professional Conduct, selected state and federal statutes and court rules, a comprehensive index, and a Code-to-Rules correlation table comparing the provisions of the new Rules to their comparable provisions in the prior Code. The New York Rules of Professional Conduct provides in-depth analysis of each ethics rule for real practice as well as a best practices section on how to protect your law license, practice tips, warning and alerts, and other helpful articles. Practitioner and specialty-oriented commentary addresses issues specific to practice areas. For ease of use, finding aids including a cumulative index, table of rules, table of cases, and a bibliography. Topically-organized annotations of relevant ethics opinions, cases and forms are also provided. Cross references compare the recent New York Rules with the past New York Code and current ABA Model Rules. The Fall 2012 edition includes the most recent developments in legal ethics and NYSBA Commentary. New in this edition is the effect on social media on legal practice today, permissible ways to market legal services, ghostwriting of legal papers by attorneys, and maintaining client confidentiality: former clients, current clients and duty to potential clients. This publication can also be purchased as a subscription and is published twice per year.