LEO: Conflict of Interests - Handicapped LE Op. 409
Conflict of Interests - Handicapped Education Committee.
April 6, 1981
It is ethically impermissible for an attorney, who represents handicapped
children in hearings adverse to a school board, to also serve on a
handicapped education committee established to advise the same school
board when membership on that committee requires him to review information
which may be used against the school board in subsequent hearings, unless
all parties consent to the representation after full disclosure of all the
facts and circumstances. [See II: DR:5-101(A) and DR:5-105(C).]
Whether or not prohibited solicitation occurs as a result of the
attorney's involvement on the handicapped education committee could only
be determined by examination of the actual conduct.
Committee Opinion April 6, 1981
See also LE Op. 1195.