ABA Postpones Vote On Conflict-Of-Interest Rules

Law360, New York (August 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The American Bar Association has postponed voting on Recommendation 114, the controversial measure that would ease conflict-of-interest rules for attorneys moving between private firms.

Sponsored by the House of Delegates’ Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, the proposed rule would allow firms to “screen” incoming lateral hires from its other attorneys and to continue representing clients that may present a conflict-of-interest with the new attorney’s former clients.

The measure was set to be discussed at the ABA’s Annual Meeting in New York on Aug. 7-12....
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