LEO: Commonwealth's Attorney - Part-Time  LE Op. 685


Commonwealth's Attorney - Part-Time Partner - Domestic

Relations - Conflict of Interest.


April 10, 1985


The spouse of a disqualified assistant commonwealth's attorney may

represent the former private client of his spouse provided that there is

no nexus between the private matter for which the spouse is retained and

the disqualified spouse's public responsibilities. The spouse cannot be

disqualified vicariously from accepting representation simply because his

wife cannot accept the representation. [ DR:5-105(E); cf. LE Op. 594,

LE Op. 600, LE Op. 675]


Committee Opinion April 10, 1985




See also LE Op. 696.