Gov't Attys Can Advise On Sequestration Furloughs: NJ Panel

Law360, New York (June 26, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT) -- New Jersey's Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics ruled Tuesday that New Jersey lawyers working for government agencies can advise their employers on work furloughs related to sequestration cuts, saying a conflict of interest is not created even as the furloughs may affect them personally. 

The committee issued its ruling in response to inquiries from lawyers employed by the government who were concerned they may be crossing an ethical boundary by advising the government on employment issues including work furloughs. The committee said lawyers in such a...
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