LEO: Conflict of Interest - Spouse as Opposing  LE Op. 860


Conflict of Interest - Spouse as Opposing Counsel.


December 23, 1986


It is improper for an attorney working for a legal aid organization to

represent clients of the legal aid organization in an action against a

party represented by the legal aid attorney's spouse. The legal aid

attorney's spouse's law firm may represent a client with an adverse

interest to the legal aid attorney's client provided there is adequate

disclosure and consent. [ LE Op. 190]


Committee Opinion December 23, 1986