LEO: Conflict of Interest - Familial LE Op. 750
Conflict of Interest - Familial Relationship
to a Sitting Judge.
December 30, 1985
There is nothing inherently unethical about a lawyer appearing before a
judge who has a brother, brother-in-law, son or daughter in the attorney's
firm. However, it is incumbent upon the judge in those circumstances to
disclose this fact on the record and, unless the parties and counsel agree,
disqualify himself from further participation. [ See also LE Op. 676]
Committee Opinion December 30, 1985
See also LE Op. 845, and LE Op. 881.