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The DC Code: § 16-4010 Low-income parties.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
The disqualification of § 16-4009(a) applies to a collaborative lawyer representing a party with or without fee.
b
After a collaborative law process concludes, another lawyer in a law firm with which a collaborative lawyer disqualified under § 16-4009(a) is associated may represent a party without fee in the collaborative matter or a matter related to the collaborative matter if:
1
The party has an annual income that qualifies the party for free legal representation under the criteria established by the law firm for free legal representation;
2
The collaborative law participation agreement so provides; and
3
The collaborative lawyer is isolated from any participation in the collaborative matter or a matter related to the collaborative matter through procedures within the law firm that are reasonably calculated to isolate the collaborative lawyer from such participation.

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 § 10 of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. See Vol. 7 , Part 1B, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 16-4010 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

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