LEO: Conflict of Interest - Familial  LE Op. 750


Conflict of Interest - Familial Relationship

to a Sitting Judge.


December 30, 1985


There is nothing inherently unethical about a lawyer appearing before a

judge who has a brother, brother-in-law, son or daughter in the attorney's

firm. However, it is incumbent upon the judge in those circumstances to

disclose this fact on the record and, unless the parties and counsel agree,

disqualify himself from further participation. [ See also LE Op. 676]


Committee Opinion December 30, 1985




See also LE Op. 845, and LE Op. 881.