LEO: Multiple Clients - Withdrawal  LE Op. 219


Multiple Clients - Withdrawal.


October 24, 1972


It is not improper for an attorney to represent two clients in a joint

motion that assault charges filed by each against the other be dismissed

so long as there is a reasonable expectation that each charge would be

dismissed and so long as the attorney has fully disclosed to each the

necessity of his withdrawing from representation of either party should

both charges not be dismissed. [See II: DR:5-105(B) & (C).]


Committee Opinion October 24, 1972