LEO: Conflict - Partition Suit - Former Client  LE Op. 255


Conflict - Partition Suit - Former Client or New Law Partner.


December 13, 1974


It is not improper for attorney "X" to continue representing "A" in a

partition suit after forming a law partnership with attorney "Y", who had

initially but not currently represented "B" (the opponent of "A") in the

partition suit, so long as both "A" and "B" consent to continuation by "X"

after full disclosure. [See II: DR:4-101(B) & (C) and DR:5-105.]


Committee Opinion December 13, 1974