LEO: Attorney - Familial Relationship -  LE Op. 951


Attorney - Familial Relationship - Conflict of Interest.


July 10, 1987


It is not improper for an attorney in firm "A" to represent a client when

the adverse party is represented by the spouse of another attorney in firm "

A" as long as the attorney makes full and adequate disclosure to and

receives consent from his client. Conversely, it is not improper for the

spouse to continue representing her client as long as full disclosure is

made to her client and consent received. [ LE Op. 619 and LE Op. 190]


Committee Opinion July 10, 1987