25 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2008 Last revised: 22 Feb 2009
Date Written: 1994
Exponential increases in the size of law firms has brought with it exponential increases in the potential for conflicts of interest. Nonconsensual fire walls that screen off a tainted lawyer should be reconsidered as a solution. Regulatory responses to these proposals may make screens dependent on client consent and smaller law firms a better alternative.
Keywords: Screens, Conflict of Interest, Former Clients, Current Clients, Disqualification, Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, Side-Switching, Informed Consent, Law Firms
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Martyn, Susan R., Visions of the Eternal Law Firm: The Future of Law Firm Screens (1994). South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 1, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1160014