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That type of clause is becoming more common.
It is used to prevent a law firm from being disqualified in cases due to a potential conflict of interest because they represented someone on an entirely different matter in the past.
It usually isn't an issue because they would still be disqualified if there is a real conflict of interest, regardless of that clause.
I got it
so it is just in case there is a potential conflict
It's used more for business and family lawyers than most others.
And it is actually more for where there isn't really a conflict, just prior representation.
The Code of Ethics would still prevent representation if there were a real conflict of interest.
ok. if there is a conflict, the federal law still prohibits adverse representation?
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