Screening For Conflicts in California Mark L. Tuft California currently does not have an imputation rule comparable to Model Rule 1.10, nor does California have rules that address screening in the case of former government lawyers, (Model Rule 1.11), former judges and third party neutrals (Model Rule 1.12) or in dealing with prospective clients (Model Rule 1.18). Instead, imputation of conflicts of interest is a matter of common law. See, California Practice Guide: Professional Responsibility (...