Screening? Consider the Clients

The Practical Litigator, p. 47, July 2008

7 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2008 Last revised: 11 May 2012

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Susan R. Martyn

University of Toledo - College of Law


The proposal to amend Model Rule 1.10 to allow involuntary screening of lawyers should be defeated. Public trust in the legal professional can only be maintained if client consent is a prerequisite to screening a law firm lawyer.

Keywords: Screens, Conflict of Interest, Former Clients, Current Clients, Disqualification, Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, Side-Switching, Ethics 2000, Informed Consent, Law Firms

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Martyn, Susan R., Screening? Consider the Clients. The Practical Litigator, p. 47, July 2008, Available at SSRN:

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