A controversy is brewing between the American Bar Association Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and the Legal Ethics Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Association over the proper interpretation to be given to the new version of DR 5-105(D) of the Code of Professional Responsibility. The broad language of the amendment has potential application to lawyers all over the country. This article provides a brief background on the disqualification issues involved in DR 5-105(D), examines the two different opinions, and then offers some comments on the debate over the proper interpretation of the new rule.
Marlene Miller Haskell,
The Disqualification Dilemma: DR 5-105(D) of the Code of Professional Responsibility,
56 Neb. L. Rev. 692
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