LEO: Conflict of Interest Former Client LE Op. 792

 

Conflict of Interest Former Client.

 

May 1, 1986

 

It is improper for an attorney to represent the husband in a contested divorce action involving equitable distribution when the attorney earlier represented the estranged wife in an unrelated matter and became privy to confidential information relating to the issues in the current suit. [DR:4-101(A) and (B)]

 

Committee Opinion May 1, 1986

 

CROSS REFERENCES

 

See also LE Op. 1075, LE Op. 1194, and LE Op. 1407

 

LEO: Conflict of Interest - Former Client, LE Op. 792 (1986)