LEO: Commonwealth's Attorney - Conflict of  LE Op. 285


Commonwealth's Attorney - Conflict of Interests.


January 30, 1978


It is improper for a Commonwealth's Attorney to represent the estate of

the deceased in a wrongful death action when the Commonwealth's Attorney

participated in the preliminary hearing at which the charge of involuntary

manslaughter was dismissed against the potential defendant. [See II: DR:



Committee Opinion January 30, 1978




See also LE Op. 942, LE Op. 1114, and LE Op. 1243.