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98-06 A lawyer who has represented both husband and wife in a number of matters may not thereafter represent the husband against the wife in a divorce where issues in the divorce representation will require the lawyer to do anything which would injuriously affect the former client in any matter.

95-13 A lawyer may represent the wife against her husband in a contested divorce even though the lawyer had previously represented the husband in a criminal matter several years earlier, where there is no substantial relationship between the issues in the divorce and the former representation and the lawyer did not learn or retain any confidences or secrets from the husband that would work to his disadvantage in the divorce.

91-01 A firm may employ as an associate an attorney whose spouse is employed by a state agency which regulates the business conduct of a client of the firm which employs the associate.

87-14 After withdrawing from the joint representation of a husband and wife in a probate court proceeding due to a potential conflict between the interest of the clients, an attorney may not thereafter undertake the representation of the wife only in a related probate guardianship proceeding where the husband and wife's interests may be in conflict and where information gained during the earlier joint representation may be relevant to the guardianship proceeding.

85-05 An attorney who represented a married couple in another matter may not reveal any confidence or secret to one spouse's attorney in a pending divorce action, without consent and full disclosure.

85-02 Where a partner in a law firm represents the husband in a divorce action a former associate of the firm who worked for the firm during the time the firm represented the husband may represent the wife in the same litigation provided the former associate gained no knowledge of the divorce action while employed by the firm and had no involvement in the firm’s representation of the husband.

84-02 Lawyer representing client in real estate transaction, where lawyer's spouse acted as broker

83-04 Where the husband of one marriage is living with the wife of another, a lawyer may represent both of the spouses of these persons in separate divorce actions. Even if there were an impermissible conflict of interest, the consent of the clients to the dual representation would allow it as long as actual conflicts do not arise.

82-08 Contract system, use of spouse of defender general

80-21 Attorney who in recent months represented husband and wife on various business and personal matters representing husband in divorce against wife

80-14 Attorney who has represented wife in divorce proceedings against first and second husbands, thereafter representing first husband in criminal proceeding alleging criminal assault against second husband

79-20 Spouses, assistant attorney general married to trial judge and associates in attorney general's office practicing before a.a.g.'s trial judge spouse

79-07 Spouse of trial judge representing party where trial judge signed temporary order or otherwise had been involved in case

78-03 Lawyer who represented both husband and wife in a number of matters thereafter representing wife in a divorce against the husband

77-15 Attorney representing wife charged with murder of husband acting as administrator of husband's estate

77-06 Conflict of interest where both are attorneys

 

 

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