LEO: Conflict of Interest/Former Assistant  LE Op. 522


Conflict of Interest/Former Assistant Commonwealth's

Attorney/Private Practice.


August 1, 1983


When a former Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney accepts employment with a

law firm which represents two uncooperative, material witnesses in a

Special Grand Jury's investigation, it is ethically improper for the

former Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney to continue to represent the

Special Grand Jury following his resignation from the Commonwealth's

Attorney's office. [ DR:5-101(A) and EC:5-1]


Committee Opinion August 1, 1983