LEGAL RESEARCH GENERALLY
To Use the Search Panel for Legal Research, Click on “Streamlined Research” At the Top of the Page for Guidance—Searches for Single Strong Words or Phrases (in Quotation Marks) Work Best.
ATTORNEYS issues in this database are included in a range of categories, in addition to “Attorneys.” Some of the additional categories are listed here in “all caps” and boldface. The specific issues described below, which may help in choosing keywords for searches, are addressed in both the “Attorneys” database category and any other database category indicated.
Legal Malpractice (NEGLIGENCE);
Ineffective Assistance (CRIMINAL LAW);
Prosecutorial Misconduct (CRIMINAL LAW);
Right to Counsel (CRIMINAL LAW, FAMILY LAW);
Conflict of Interest;
Attorney-Client Privilege (PRIVILEGE);
Attorney Work Product (PRIVILEGE);
Fraud Upon the Court (FRAUD);
Judiciary Law (misconduct, sanctions):
Business with Non-Lawyers;
Residency Requirements (must have office in New York);
Defamation (litigation privilege, PRIVILEGE);
Law Office Failure (CIVIL PROCEDURE).
NOTE: ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE DECISIONS ARE NOT COVERED AT ALL IN THE NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION DATABASE.