LEO: Conflict of Interests - Multiple Clients LE Op. 725
Conflict of Interests - Multiple Clients - Disqualification of
August 30, 1985
DR:5-105(C) of the Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility
dictates that the representation of multiple clients may continue so long
as a law firm can adequately represent the interests of each client and
has the consent of the clients to the representation after full disclosure
of the possible effect of such representation on the exercise of the law
firm's independent professional judgment on behalf of each. On the other
hand, if the individual members of a law firm are not in a position to
comply with the requirements of DR:5-105(C), then not only are the
individual lawyers disqualified but the entire firm is disqualified
pursuant to DR:5-105(E).
Committee Opinion August 30, 1985
See also LE Op. 1210.