LEO: Conflict of Interest - Domestic Relations  LE Op. 764


Conflict of Interest - Domestic Relations -

Subsequent Representation Against One

Formerly Represented by Prior Firm.


January 29, 1986


A client was represented by law firm A in a divorce proceeding. After the

divorce was obtained by the client's spouse, attorney 2 joined law firm A.

During attorney 2's employment with the firm, the client had no contact

with the firm. Thereafter, attorney 2 left law firm A and joined law firm

B. The former spouse of the client requested attorney 2 to represent her

in a petition for increased child support. Such representation is not

improper. [ DR:4-101]


Committee Opinion January 29, 1986