Practice Tools

ISBA Ethics Opinions on Lawyer Holding Public Office


  • Lawyer representing client against municipality which employs lawyer’s partner as police officer : 94-20
  • Lawyer serving in volunteer advisory position to local government : 91-09
  • Lawyer holding office as county board member defending clients in criminal proceedings in same county : 91-04
  • Lawyer city council member and law firm representing clients before city council : 90-17
  • Lawyer member of school board representing client adverse to school board : 88-06
  • Lawyer county board member representing the State in condemnation proceedings with county : 84-03
  • Law firm representing regional planning commission on which firm member sits : 803
  • Lawyer legislator as Of Counsel : 817