Part 10 Subpart 10-5 Claims and Litigation Policy

Sec. 10-507.    Conflict Waivers in Legal Matters.

 

  1. The Board reserves to itself the responsibility to consider and dispose of any request for waiver of a conflict of interest that is made by an attorney or law firm, where such request is made for the purpose of allowing the attorney or law firm to represent a client in a litigation matter.
  2. The Board delegates to the President the responsibility to consider and dispose of any request for waiver of a conflict of interest that is made by an attorney or law firm, where such request is made for the purpose of allowing the attorney or law firm to represent a client in a non-litigation matter. The President shall notify the Board Chair prior to granting a waiver of a conflict of interest pursuant to the authority delegated in this subsection (2).
  3. (As used in this Sec. 10-507, the term “litigation matter” means a legal matter involving any pending or threatened action, arbitration, cause of action, claim, counterclaim, demand, dispute, grievance, injunction, investigation, mediation, obligation, stay, suit or other proceeding.
  4. As used in this Sec. 10-507, the term “non-litigation matter” means a legal matter other than a litigation matter.
Board Action:
December 13, 2013.