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The DC Code: § 16-4009 Disqualification of collaborative lawyer and lawyers in associated law firm.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this section, a collaborative lawyer is disqualified from appearing before the tribunal to represent a party in a proceeding related to the collaborative matter.
b
Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this section and §§ 16-4010 and 16-4011, a lawyer in a law firm with which the collaborative lawyer is associated is disqualified from appearing before the tribunal to represent a party in a proceeding related to the collaborative matter if the collaborative lawyer is disqualified from doing so under subsection (a) of this section.
c
A collaborative lawyer or a lawyer in a law firm with which the collaborative lawyer is associated may represent a party:
1
To ask the tribunal to approve an agreement resulting from the collaborative law process; or
2
To seek or defend an emergency order to protect the health, safety, welfare, or interest of a party, family member, or other person, in accordance with subchapter I of Chapter 10 of this title, if a successor lawyer is not immediately available to represent that person.
d
If subsection (c)(2) of this section applies, a collaborative lawyer, or lawyer in a law firm with which the collaborative lawyer is associated, may represent a party or family member only until that person is represented by a successor lawyer or reasonable measures are taken to protect the health, safety, welfare, or interest of the person.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 19-125, see notes under § 16-4001. Uniform Law: This section is based on § 9 of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. See Vol. 7 , Part 1B, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 16-4009 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(May 9, 2012, D.C. Law 19-125, § 2(b), 59 DCR 1928.)