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End-of-life notice: American Legal Ethics Library

As of March 1, 2013, the Legal Information Institute is no longer maintaining the information in the American Legal Ethics Library. It is no longer possible for us to maintain it at a level of completeness and accuracy given its staffing needs. It is very possible that we will revive it at a future time. At this point, it is in need of a complete technological renovation and reworking of the "correspondent firm" model which successfully sustained it for many years.

Many people have contributed time and effort to the project over the years, and we would like to thank them. In particular, Roger Cramton and Peter Martin not only conceived ALEL but gave much of their own labor to it. We are also grateful to Brad Wendel for his editorial contributions, to Brian Toohey and all at Jones Day for their efforts, and to all of our correspondents and contributors. Thank you.

We regret any inconvenience.

Some portions of the collection may already be severely out of date, so please be cautious in your use of this material.


Colorado Legal Ethics

1.10   Rule 1.10 Imputed Disqualification: General Rule

1.10:100   Comparative Analysis of Colorado Rule

Primary Colorado References: CO Rule 1.10
Background References: ABA Model Rule 1.10, Other Jurisdictions
Commentary:

1.10:101      Model Rule Comparison

Colo.RPC 1.10 and its Comment are identical to the Model Rule and its Comment.

1.10:102      Model Code Comparison

While paragraph (a) limits the rule of imputation to particular disqualification situations, DR 5-105(D) imputed an individual lawyer's disqualification to his or her firm as a whole in all circumstances: "If a lawyer is required to decline or to withdraw from employment under a Disciplinary Rule, no partner, or associate, or any other lawyer affiliated with him or his firm, may accept or continue such employment."

The balance of Colo.RPC 1.10 has no counterpart in the Model Code.

1.10:103      Definition of "Firm"

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1.10:200   Imputed Disqualification Among Current Affiliated Lawyers

Primary Colorado References: CO Rule 1.10(a)
Background References: ABA Model Rule 1.10(a), Other Jurisdictions
Commentary:

1.10:300   Removing Imputation by Screening

Primary Colorado References: CO Rule 1.10
Background References: ABA Model Rule 1.10, Other Jurisdictions
Commentary: ABA/BNA 51:2001, ALI-LGL 204, Wolfram 7.6

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1.10:400   Disqualification of Firm After Disqualified Lawyer Departs

Primary Colorado References: CO Rule 1.10(b)
Background References: ABA Model Rule 1.10(b), Other Jurisdictions
Commentary: ABA/BNA 51:2008, ALI-LGL 204, Wolfram 7.6.3

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1.10:500   Client Consent

Primary Colorado References: CO Rule 1.10(c)
Background References: ABA Model Rule 1.10(c), Other Jurisdictions
Commentary: ABA/BNA 51:2001, ALI-LGL 202, Wolfram 7.2, 7.3

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