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2-Adversity to Former Clients

67-Lawyers Acting as Guardians Ad Litem"

A lawyer may represent someone accused of murdering his sister even though the lawyer had earlier acted as guardian ad litem for the defendant's mother (who was incompetent to testify).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn