Conflict of InterestFormer 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
See also LE Op. 1075, LE Op. 1194, and LE Op. 1407
LEO: Conflict of Interest - Former Client, LE Op. 792 (1986)