LawConflicts of Interest - Current Clients: MR 1.7
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(a) "A lawyer shall not represent a client if the representation involves a concurrent conflict or interest"
Is there a concurrent conflict of interest?
Will the representation of one client be directly adverse to another client?
YES
A conflict is present, but the lawyer may represent the client if all of the following conditions are met:
Does the lawyer reasonably believe that the lawyer will be able to provide competent and diligent representation to each affected client;





NO

YES


NO

YES
 
There is no concurrent conflict of interest, lawyer may represent the client.
NO
Is there a significant risk that the representation of one or more clients will be materially limited by the lawyer's responsibilities to another client, a former client or a third person or by a personal interest of the lawyer?
Do not represent.
NO
the representation is not prohibited by law;








NO

YES
 
 
 
 
the representation does not involve the assertion of a claim by one client against another client represented by the lawyer in the same litigation or other proceeding before a tribunal; and








NO

YES
 
 
 
Lawyer may represent the client, even though there is a concurrent conflict of interest.
YES
each affected client gives informed consent, confirmed in writing.