LEO: Conflict of Interest - Confidences and  LE Op. 654


Conflict of Interest - Confidences and Secrets - Former Client -

Present Client.


January 17, 1985


The provisions of Canon 4 of the Virginia Code of Professional

Responsibility deal with the preservation of confidences and secrets of a

client. Except with the consent of the former client after full disclosure

or pursuant to court order under the provisions of DR:4-101(C), an

attorney is prohibited from testifying about any confidence or secret

gained from former clients in pending actions in which a former individual

client is the plaintiff and a former corporate client is the defendant.


Committee Opinion January 17, 1985




See also LE Op. 1352.