For the Public
Conflict of Interest
Chapters 2.04 of The Code of Professional
Conduct address the different types of conflict situations
that may arise in a lawyer and client relationship. For more
information, please see the common examples on the right side
of your screen.
Essentially, a conflict of interest prohibits a lawyer from
doing the following:
- Acting against a former client in the same or related
- Acting for both sides in a dispute where the parties are
adverse in interest; and
- Acting for a client where a lawyer's personal interests may
interfere with the lawyer's ability to act for the client.
If you believe opposing counsel has a conflict of interest, you
may apply to the Court to have the lawyer removed. You may wish to
consult a lawyer for further advice.