LEO: Conflict of Interest - Divorce  LE Op. 822


Conflict of Interest - Divorce.


October 9, 1986


An attorney represented client A in a divorce matter during which the

attorney learned substantial facts about X, a close friend and associate

of A. After the attorney concluded representation of A, X's prior spouse

requested the attorney represent her in an attempt to increase spousal

support. The committee opined that it was not improper for the attorney to

represent X's prior spouse as long as the attorney used no confidential

information gained through the representation of A. [ DR:4-101(B)(3)]


Committee Opinion October 9, 1986