Thursday, September 3, 2009

Laywers Who Fail To Reveal A Conflict Of Interest May Face A Legal Malpractice Action In Connecticut

During litigation in Connecticut, lawyers must be mindful of their ethical obligation to put a client’s interests above all others. The Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct do not allow an attorney to represent a person against a former client in the same case, or in a related matter, or to argue information connected to an earlier representation to the disadvantage of a former client.

For example, if an attorney has a business or personal relationship that causes a client to suspect that their confidential information was disclosed to another to the detriment of the client, the lawyer has created a conflict of interest. If the conflict of interest works to the disadvantage of the client, the Connecticut lawyer might be liable for legal malpractice in Connecticut. Located in West Hartford, CT, we can help with Connecticut legal malpractice issues, like conflicts of interest, all over the state.