Ethics Committee Advisory Opinion #1987/8-7
January 12, 1988
A lawyer, also an alternate member of a zoning board of adjustment, may not appear before that same board, but may represent clients before other town boards. (Rule 1.11A)
Upon registration as a ZBA alternate member, an attorney has to observe those standards set forth in Rule 1.11, including non-participation in matter where the attorney participated or has obtained confidential information. (Rule 1.11)
- May the inquiring attorney appear before the zoning board of adjustment (of which the attorney is an alternate member)?
- May the inquiring attorney represent clients before other town boards?
- After resignation as an alternate member of the zoning board of adjustment, how long must the inquiring attorney wait before representing clients with respect to zoning board of adjustment matters?