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4-Witness-Advocate Rule

32-Lawyers Acting in Other Roles (Miscellaneous)

A lawyer acting as a mechanics' lien agent would have to be a witness in litigation involving the mechanics lien, and therefore could not act as an advocate. DR 5-101(B) does "not include any provision for a cure by consent of the parties."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn