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Conflict of Interests



Accepting client referred by firm having conflict of interests 73-2, 89-1
Accepting set fee per case from insurance company
98-2
Adding as defendant a person who paid part of cost deposit and discussed suit with attorney
68-34
Adoption intermediation
85-2
Arbitration
87-10
Assistant state attorney advising crime victims of existence of civil restitution lien
94-2
City councilman representing client re: accident investigated by city police
71-25
Current multiple representation
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"Of counsel" lawyer and member of law firm representing opposing parties 61-20
Office-sharing lawyers representing opposing parties
77-3
One client in suit against another client
60-36, 62-59, 70-57
Opposing parties
61-20, 71-45, 71-45 Rec., 77-3
Personal injury plaintiffs against particular insurance company and same insurer against other personal injury plaintiffs
65-41, 75-17, 75-17 Rec.
Physician and insurance carrier in malpractice action
86-6
Plaintiff in civil action against defendant and same defendant in unrelated criminal case
68-53
Police legal advisor/legal officer engaged in criminal defense work
76-43, 78-7
Police organization and individual police officers
74-34
Preparing coverage opinion letter when representing carrier and employer
93-8
Public defender serving simultaneously as prosecuting attorney
68-57
School board represented by assistant state attorney
65-72
Sheriff represented by lawyers who maintain criminal defense practice
74-37, 74-37 Rec., 76-3, 78-8
State board consisting of governor and cabinet represented by firm that also represents private clients in suits against cabinet members and state agencies
65-42
Union and its individual members
67-23
Wives in two support cases when success on behalf of one will affect other adversely
77-23
Duty of lawyer
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Employment by bank to prepare necessary documents for corporate employers adopting pension or profit-sharing plans to be administered by bank 64-71, 64-74
Fees, entitlement to when matter referred out due to conflict
62-57, 73-2, 89-1, 02-3
Former
Former client
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Imputed disqualification
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[Revised: 03-27-2013]