Thursday, November 11, 2010

When Representing a Client May be Adverse to a Second Client

What are a lawyer's ethical duties when he or she wishes to represent a potential client in a matter that the lawyer knows will, at some unknown time in the future, be adverse to a second client who may or may not be currently identifiable? The answer can be a bit intricate. The D.C. Bar’s Ethics Committee has given its solution.


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