Q: Can a lawyer represent the "victim" in a VPO case, and turn around and represent a defendent in a domestic case against
My ex girlfriend filed a VPO against someone else. The lawyer I hired for her on that case turned around and represented me in a domestic case against her. Is that a conflict of interest?
A: This is a fine line. If the lawyer obtained information about her during her case, and is now using that against her, then that would be a conflict. If there was no information gathered then it is probably not. Again this is a fine line, and most lawyers would steer clear of it. If you truly feel that it is a conflict then ask them directly about it.
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