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The fact the opposing counsel attends the same place of worship as you...or even that you both hold leadership positions in the church would not be a basis to force counsel to recuse.
If they (opposing counsel) represented you previously? That would be a basis to force them to recuse...but not simply because you are in the same church
This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that you can force them to recuse, but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you...I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!
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