Friday, January 2, 2009

To screen or not to screen

Next month the ABA House of Delegates will take up Report 109, which recommends amending MR 1.10 to allow so-called "screening." This means that a firm could avoid being imputed with a conflict when a new attorney joins the firm if the firm implements "institutional mechanisms" to assure that the attorney will be screened from all information regarding the particular matter in which he or she has a conflict. This has always been a highly contested issue. Stay tuned!

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