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2-Adversity to Former Clients

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

A lawyer may not withhold information from a former client, even if the lawyer now represents an entity adverse to the former client. The lawyer may not represent either the former client or the current client if there is a dispute between them.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn