§ 460 Examination and Admission of Attorneys
§ 460-B Applications for Special Arrangements
§ 461 Compensation of State Board of Law Examiners; Appointment and Compensation of Employees
§ 462 Annual Account by State Board of Law Examiners
§ 463 Times and Places of Examinations
§ 464 Certification by State Board of Successful Candidates
§ 465 Fee for Examinations and for Credential Review for Admission On Motion; Disposition; Refunds; Funds
§ 466 Attorney’s Oath of Office
§ 467 Registration of Attorneys
§ 468 Official Registration of Attorneys to Be Kept by the Chief Administrator of the Courts
§ 468-A Biennial Registration of Attorneys
§ 468-B Clients’ Security Fund of the State of New York
§ 469 Continuance Where Attorney Is Member of Legislature
§ 470 Attorneys Having Offices in This State May Reside in Adjoining State
§ 471 Attorney Who Is Judge’s Partner or Clerk Prohibited From Practicing Before Him or in His Court
§ 472 Attorney Who Is Surrogate’s Parent or Child Prohibited From Practicing Berfore Him
§ 473 Constables, Coroners, Criers and Attendants Prohibited From Practicing During Term of Office
§ 474 Compensation of Attorney or Counsellor
§ 474-A Contingent Fees for Attorneys in Claims or Actions for Medical, Dental or Podiatric Malpractice
§ 474-B Attorney Retainer Statements
§ 475 Attorney’s Lien in Action, Special or Other Proceeding
§ 475-A Notice of Lien
§ 476 Action Against Attorney for Lending His Name in Suits and Against Person Using Name
§ 476-A Action for Unlawful Practice of the Law
§ 476-B Injunction to Restrain Defendant From Unlawful Practice of the Law
§ 476-C Investigation by the Attorney-General
§ 477 Settlement of Actions for Personal Injury
§ 478 Practicing or Appearing as Attorney-At-Law Without Being Admitted and Registered
§ 479 Soliciting Business On Behalf of an Attorney
§ 480 Entering Hospital to Negotiate Settlement or Obtain Release or Statement
§ 481 Aiding, Assisting or Abetting the Solicitation of Persons or the Procurement of a Retainer for or On Behalf of an Attorney
§ 482 Employment by Attorney of Person to Aid, Assist or Abet in the Solicitation of Business or the Procurement Through Solicitation of a Retainer to Perfo
§ 483 Signs Advertising Services as Attorney At Law
§ 484 None But Attorneys to Practice in the State
§ 485 Violation of Certain Preceding Sections a Misdemeanor
§ 485-A Violation of Certain Sections a Class E Felony
§ 486 Practice of Law by Attorney Who Has Been Disbarred, Suspended, or Convicted of a Felony
§ 486-A Conviction for Felony of Person Who Is an Attorney and Counselor At Law; Notice Thereof to Be Given by Clerk to Appropriate Appellate Division of the
§ 487 Misconduct by Attorneys
§ 488 Buying Demands On Which to Bring an Action
§ 489 Purchase of Claims by Corporations or Collection Agencies
§ 490 Limitation
§ 491 Sharing of Compensation by Attorneys Prohibited
§ 492 Use of Attorney’s Name by Another
§ 493 Attorneys Forbidden to Defend Criminal Prosecutions Carried On by Their Partners, or Formerly by Themselves
§ 494 Attorneys May Defend Themselves
§ 495 Corporations and Voluntary Associations Not to Practice Law
§ 496 (Enacted Without Section Heading)
§ 497 Attorneys Fiduciary Funds; Interest-Bearing Accounts
§ 498 Professional Referrals
§ 499 Lawyer Assistance Committees

Terms Used In New York Laws > Judiciary > Article 15 - Attorneys and Counsellors

  • Adjournment sine die: The end of a legislative session "without day." These adjournments are used to indicate the final adjournment of an annual or the two-year session of legislature.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • limited liability company: means a domestic limited liability company or a foreign limited liability company, as defined in § 102 of the limited liability company law, a limited liability investment company formed pursuant to section five hundred seven of the

     banking law, or a limited liability trust company formed pursuant to § 102-a of the banking law. See N.Y. Tax Law 601
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • partnership: shall include , unless a different meaning is clearly required, a subchapter K limited liability company. See N.Y. Tax Law 601
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • unlawful practice of the law: as used in this article shall include, but is not limited to,

    (a) any act prohibited by penal law sections two hundred seventy, two hundred seventy-a, two hundred seventy-e, two hundred seventy-one, two hundred seventy-five, two hundred seventy-five-a, two hundred seventy-six, two hundred eighty or fourteen hundred fifty-two, or

    (b) any other act forbidden by law to be done by any person not regularly licensed and admitted to practice law in this state, or

    (c) any act punishable by the supreme court as a criminal contempt of court under section seven hundred fifty-B of this chapter. See N.Y. Judiciary Law 476-A

  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.