ABA may amend ethics rules on conflicts

Steep climb in lateral movement behind move.

, The National Law Journal

The American Bar Association will consider competing amendments to its ethics rules governing firm-to-firm movement and conflicts of interest at its mid-year meeting in Boston next month. One recommended change would ease the conflict of interest rule by allowing a law firm to "screen" an incoming attorney from the rest of its attorneys. But critics say the measure would put the convenience of lawyers ahead of the duty of loyalty to clients.

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