LEO: Employment of Adverse Attorney's, LE Op. 745
Employment of Adverse Attorney's Secretary During Ongoing Litigation.
December 4, 1985
An attorney who has employed the former legal secretary of adverse counsel in ongoing litigation must exercise a high standard of care to assure compliance by the legal secretary with the Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility (the Code). The attorney may not accomplish by the conduct of a nonlawyer that which, if undertaken by the attorney, would violate the Code. [DR:3-104(C)]
Committee Opinion December 4, 1985
LEO: Employment of Adverse Attorney's, LE Op. 745 (1985)