Apparently, DC Lawyers are bristling that they might not be able to screw their clients. Not just in the courtroom, or at the bank, but anywhere, for any reason:
The D.C. Court of Appeals is considering revisions to ethics rules based on a model from the American Bar Association. That model considers “transactions” – another word for sex – with clients to be a conflict of interest.
So, sleeping with your client isn’t a conflict of interest? Well, perhaps it is: “Instead, it wants a strong warning that sleeping with clients could create a conflict of interest. Lawyer Anthony Epstein tells the D.C. Examiner the local bar doesn’t approve the practice, it just doesn’t think a categorical ban is appropriate.”
Yeah, I really got nothin’.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs