OPINION 37
May 1951

CONFLICTING INTEREST EMPLOYMENT - LAW PARTNER OF COUNTY ATTORNEY - The law partner of a county attorney may not practice criminal law in the district court of the county in which his partner n county attorney.

Canon 6.

Question

Under the Canons of Ethics, is the law partner of the county attorney precluded from practicing criminal law in the district court of the county in which his partner is county attorney, if he restricts his criminal practice to those cases in which the county attorney takes no active part in the preparation and prosecution of the State’s case?

Opinion

The committee is of the view that this is substantially the same question covered by Opinion 23 released in December 1949, and that such conduct would be unethical. (7-3)