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Colorado Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct
Comment - Rule 6.3
 Lawyers should be encouraged to support and participate in legal service organizations. A lawyer who is an officer or a member of such an organization does not thereby have a client-lawyer relationship with persons served by the organization. However, there is potential conflict between the interests of such persons and the interests of the lawyer's clients. If the possibility of such conflict disqualified a lawyer from serving on the board of a legal services organization, the profession's involvement in such organizations would be severely curtailed.
 It may be necessary in appropriate cases to reassure a client of a lawyer provided by the organization that the representation will not be affected by conflicting loyalties of a member of the board. Established, written policies in this respect can enhance the credibility of such assurances.
 Rule 6.3 is a clearer expression of some of the principles currently contained in EC 2-33 (now incorporated into the Comment under Rule 5.4) and DR 5-101(A). The language ø "a lawyer provided by" ø has been added to the ABA Model simply to make clear what otherwise has to be presumed, i.e., that it is the staff attorneys of the organization who provide the legal services to the clients who have come to the organization for assistance.