OPINION 82
November 1953

CONFLICTING INTERESTS - EMPLOYMENT - CITY ALDERMAN - An attorney who is a city alderman may not accept employment in criminal cases before the city court of his city.

Canon 6.

Question

Would it be a violation of the Canons of Ethics for an attorney who is a city alderman to represent clients charged with crimes in the city court of his city?

Opinion

he members of the committee are unanimously of the opinion that it would be a violation of Canon 6 for a city alderman to accept employment in criminal cases before the city court (10-0)