LEO: Witnesses - Payment of Private  LE Op. 615


Witnesses - Payment of Private Investigator.


October 31, 1984


It is improper for a law firm to enter into a compensation agreement with

a private investigator in which the investigator will be paid for his

services rendered out of any settlement or award resulting from the two

personal injury cases which the private investigator is handling, when the

use of the private investigator as a rebuttal witness cannot be ruled out. [



Committee Opinion October 31, 1984