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ABA To Tackle Controversial Conflict-Of-Interest Issues

Publication Date: 
August 06, 2008
Leigh Jones

Professor Deborah L. Rhode is quoted in a story about a change in conflict-of-interest rules regarding lawyers who move from one law firm to another:

Deborah Rhode, a legal ethics scholar and professor at Stanford Law School, said the proposal is "a change long overdue."

A modification to the rule would represent some "trade-offs," she said, but would also address the reality of modern private practice.

"To turn someone into a Typhoid Mary early in their careers is unfair," she said.