Considering changing lawyer


#1

I am considering changing my attorney. There was an attorney who represented someone who was called for deposition during my discovery. Can I approach that attorney? or because he was somewhat involved in my case is he off bounds? I’m not sure how ethics works. He was not representing my ex.
Thank you


#2

Without knowing more about the type of litigation and the person who was being deposed, I could not tell you whether representing you would be conflict of interest. you can review our rules of professional conduct on the state bar website: http://www.ncbar.gov/rules/rpcsearch.asp. It would need to be the attorneys decision whether he/she could represent you ethically. If you liked the attorney, it wouldn’t hurt to call them and ask.