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2-Adversity to Former Clients

A lawyer represented the driver in a traffic accident on a drunk driving charge. After that case ends, the lawyer may represent a passenger (the driver's twin sister) against the driver as long as the driver consents.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn