Conflict of interest

Proposed amendment to rule 3-310 of California Rules of Professional Conduct would prohibit an attorney from accepting representation of a person or entity in a litigation matter in which the attorney knows an opposing party is a client of the attorney or his law firm, unless the attorney obtains informed written consent of both clients.

SOURCE: State Bar Board Committee on Regulation and Discipline.

DEADLINE: March 20.

CONTACT: Randall Difuntorum, Office of Professional Competence, Planning and Development, 100 Van Ness Ave., 28th Flr., San Francisco 94102-5238; 415/241-2161