State Bar of Arizona Ethics Opinions

90-18: Conflict of Interest; Professional Independence of Lawyer

Contractual provisions between Department of Economic Security and County Attorney who provides representation on child support and paternity matters to the DES may violate his professional duty to exercise independent judgment, depending on whether the DES is his client.

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