LEO: Communicating with One of Adverse, LE Op. 777
Communicating with One of Adverse Interest.
April 22, 1986
It is unethical for an attorney involved in litigation against a county board of supervisors to directly contact an individual member of that board on matters relating to the litigation. It would not be unethical for said attorney to contact other county employees if such persons are fact witnesses not charged with the responsibility of executing board policy. [DR:7-103(A)(1); LE Op. 347, LE Op. 459 and LE Op. 530; See Upjohn Corporation v. United States, 449 U.S. 383, 101 S. Ct. 667 (1981)]
Committee Opinion April 22, 1986
LEO: Communicating with One of Adverse, LE Op. 777 (1986)