NEW HAMPSHIRE BAR ASSOCIATION
The Prospective Client: Confidentiality and Withdrawal Considerations
Ethics Committee Opinion #2019-20/02
When a lawyer receives information from a prospective client which is materially adverse to the interests of the lawyer’s current client, is the lawyer authorized to reveal any information regarding the prospective client to his/her current client, and/or is the lawyer required to withdraw from representing the current client?
Ethics Committee Opinion #2019-20/01 by the NHBA Ethics Committee. This opinion was submitted for publication to the NHBA Board of Governors at its January 6, 2020 meeting.