Visions of the Eternal Law Firm: The Future of Law Firm Screens
Susan R. Martyn
University of Toledo - College of Law
South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 1, 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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
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
Date posted: July 16, 2008 ; Last revised: February 22, 2009