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Firm could screen ‘tainted’ lawyer under new rule (access required)

A lawyer’s interview with a prospective client won’t necessarily preclude the lawyer’s firm from later representing the client’s opponent, if Virginia adopts a proposed new ethics rule. Lawyers holding initial consultations with possible clients have to strike a balance: They need enough information to rule out conflicts of interest, but they must avoid learning confidential information ...

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