Learn what it means for a conflict to be imputed from a lawyer to an entire law firm, the general rule for disqualifying lawyers when conflicts are imputed to them, and how such conflicts may be waived by the client.
If a client hires a law firm to represent him, what should the firm do if one lawyer has a conflict of interest? This is where the concept of imputing a conflict of interest comes into play. In this clip, we will discuss Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.10 and its general rule of disqualifying lawyers from representing a client when a conflict is imputed to them. We will discuss how conflicts may be imputed to both current colleagues and former colleagues, and how imputed conflicts may be...