State Bar of Arizona Ethics Opinions

86-13: Conflicts, Confidentiality; Attorney/Client

Attorney may accept employment as both the guardian ad litem and attorney for a minor child in dependency proceedings provided no conflict of interest arises. Attorney representing minor child should follow the wishes of the client as much as possible. Guardian ad litem cannot waive attorney/client privilege.

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