LEO: Commonwealth's Attorney - Part-Time LE Op. 685
Commonwealth's Attorney - Part-Time Partner - Domestic
Relations - Conflict of Interest.
April 10, 1985
The spouse of a disqualified assistant commonwealth's attorney may
represent the former private client of his spouse provided that there is
no nexus between the private matter for which the spouse is retained and
the disqualified spouse's public responsibilities. The spouse cannot be
disqualified vicariously from accepting representation simply because his
wife cannot accept the representation. [ DR:5-105(E); cf. LE Op. 594,
LE Op. 600, LE Op. 675]
Committee Opinion April 10, 1985
See also LE Op. 696.