LEO: Conflict of Interest Multiple, LE Op. 391

 

Conflict of Interest Multiple Clients.

 

September 23, 1980

 

It is improper for an attorney to continue to represent three codefendants charged with the same crimes, when two of the codefendants had previously made incriminating statements against the third codefendant. [See II: DR:5-105(A) and (B); and DR:7-101(A)(1) and (3).]

 

Committee Opinion September 23, 1980