LEO: Conflicts in Interests - Attorney as  LE Op. 220


Conflicts in Interests - Attorney as Witness.


November 28, 1972


It is improper for a law firm to defend newspaper (its regular client) in

a libel suit by plaintiff when a member of the firm had discussed the

alleged libelous nature of the article with the plaintiff before it was

published and had sought to dissuade the reporter from writing the

article. [See II: DR:5-105 and DR:5-101(B).]


Committee Opinion November 28, 1972