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Rule 1.10 Imputation of Conflicts of Interest

ABA RULE 1.10   


Adopted, Effective Jan. 1, 2008

CLIENT-LAWYER RELATIONSHIP
Rule 1.10: Imputation Of Conflicts Of Interest: General Rule

(a) While lawyers are associated in a firm, none of them shall knowingly represent a client when any one of them practicing alone would be prohibited from doing so by Rules 1.7 or 1.9, unless the prohibition is based on a personal interest of the prohibited lawyer and does not present a significant risk of materially limiting the representation of the client by the remaining lawyers in the firm.

(b) When a lawyer has terminated an association with a firm, the firm is not prohibited from thereafter representing a person with interests materially adverse to those of a client represented by the formerly associated lawyer and not currently represented by the firm, unless:

       (1) the matter is the same or substantially related to that in which the formerly associated lawyer represented the client; and

       (2) any lawyer remaining in the firm has information protected by Rules 1.6 and 1.9(c) that is material to the matter.

(c) A disqualification prescribed by this rule may be waived by the affected client under the conditions stated in Rule 1.7.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMENT
 
The disqualification of lawyers associated in a firm with former government lawyers is governed by Rule 1.11(b) and (c).
 
The disqualification of lawyers associated in a firm with a lawyer-official is governed by Rule 1.11A(c).


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