I found out today there will be new rules governing attorney conduct in New York State. A New York Law Journal article dated Dec. 17, 2008, gives the details; the rules, effective April 1, 2009 (sigh - some breathing room) will replace the good ol' New York Lawyer's Code of Professional Responsibility. The state bar association's web site has no information about this change, but the state court's and the ABA's web site include this news, along with the text of the new rules.
I found out about the rules because one of this firm's attorneys is seeking a correlation table between the old and new rules, along with a 'black-lined" version of the to-be-replaced (to-be old?) rules. Good luck, I say. Perhaps a publisher will make this information available when the rules are published in print format. Any news - please send it my way, or better yet, share it here.