LEO: Conflict ofbInterest LE Op. 879
Conflict ofbInterest - Attorney as Witness.
March 11, 1987
Plaintiff's attorney, in a pending suit, seeks sanctions from the
defendant in the form of plaintiff's attorney's fees generated by
defendant's failure to properly respond to discovery. In this situation,
it is not improper for plaintiff's attorney to continue his representation
when plaintiff's attorney will be giving evidence through the proffered
affidavits so long as the attorney's testimony, if required to testify,
relates solely to the nature and value of legal services rendered. [ DR:
5-101(B)(1) and (2), DR:5-102(A)]
Committee Opinion March 11, 1987
See also LE Op. 1359.