LEO: Attorney as Witness/Withdrawal From  LE Op. 462


Attorney as Witness/Withdrawal From Representation.


July 21, 1982


An attorney who discovers, after undertaking employment, that he must

testify as to a material matter if he is to serve the best interests of

his client, must withdraw from representing that client. There are

exceptions which apply to this general Rule, but none of those exceptions

applied in the particular inquiry presented to the Committee. [See DR:5-

101(B)(l) - (3) and DR:5-102(A).]


Committee Opinion July 21, 1982




See also LE Op. 901.