Formal Ethics Opinion 93-377 (downloadable pdf)

    Formal Ethics Opinion 93-377 (downloadable pdf)

    Formal Ethics Opinion 93-377 (downloadable pdf)

    This covers positional conflicts when a lawyer is asked to advocate a position with respect to a substantive legal issue.
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    When a lawyer is asked to advocate a position with respect to a substantive legal issue that is directly contrary to the position being urged by the lawyer (or the lawyer's firm) on behalf of another client in a different and unrelated pending matter which is being litigated in the same jurisdiction, the lawyer, in the absence of consent by both clients after full disclosure, should refuse to accept the second representation if there is a substantial risk that the lawyer's advocacy on behalf of one client will create a legal precedent which is likely to materially undercut the legal position being urged on behalf of the other client. If the two matters are not being litigated in the same jurisdiction and there is no substantial risk that either representation will be adversely affect by the other, the lawyer may proceed with both representations.

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    Center For Professional Responsibility

    Product Code

    5611100377

    Publication Date

    10/1/1993 12:00:00 AM

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