• Opinion 07-02

    Summary: A lawyer who has provided legal advice to a state agency while in private practice is not automatically precluded by Massachusetts Rule of Professional Conduct (MRPC) 1.11(c)(1) from participating in matters about which she had previously provided legal advice and services should she be named commissioner of the same agency.    

  • Opinion 07-01
    Summary: In the absence of an effective disclaimer, a lawyer who receives unsolicited information from a prospective client through an e-mail link on a law firm web site must hold the information in confidence even if the lawyer declines the representation.  Whether the lawyer's firm can represent a party adverse to the prospective client depends on whether the lawyer's obligation to preserve the prospective client's confidences will materially limit the firm's ability to represent the adverse party. 
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