LEO: Conflict of Interest/Domestic LE Op. 452

 

Conflict of Interest/Domestic Relations.

 

April 12, 1982

 

It is improper for an attorney to represent a husband in a divorce when

the attorney had previously and gratuitously discussed in detail with the

wife her marital situation at a social gathering and when such

conversation was initiated by the attorney prior to employment by the

husband. [See II: DR:4-101(B), DR:5-105(D); 6:I.]

 

Committee Opinion April 12, 1982

 

CROSS REFERENCES

 

See also LE Op. 1015, and LE Op. 1039.