When Lawyers Relocate
When a lawyer relocates to a new firm, timing and content are important when determining ethical responsibilities and what information may be shared with clients, colleagues, and the new and old firm. In their July 2020 Illinois Bar Journal article, “When Lawyers Relocate,” attorneys Michael Shakman and Diane Klotnia examine various opinions written by the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association as well as rules of professional conduct that provide guidance on avoiding conflicts of interest for the relocating lawyer and his or her old and new firms. Illinois lawyers especially face subtle differences in professional conduct rules regarding relocating, Shakman and Klotnia note. And, in certain relocation-based matters, state caselaw is not settled.
Read more in the July issue of the Illinois Bar Journal.